Bootcamp is growing! Welcome to our new team members

Find out more about our new staff at Campaign Bootcamp! We’ve asked them about their campaigns, hobbies and what they are most excited for in their new roles.

Over the past month, we’ve welcomed four new staff members to our expanding Bootcamp team! We’ve asked them members to introduce themselves to the Bootcamp community, so that you can learn a bit more about them and their interests. Read on to find out more!

The 4 new staff members are photographed together standing in a group indoors, facing the camera. (Left to right: Rowan, Frankie, Kate and Asma)
Left to right: Rowan, Frankie, Kate and Asma

Asma

Asma is our new Head of Fundraising, and will be based in our London office.

1) What are you most excited about in your new role?

I’m most excited about introducing Campaign Bootcamp and the brilliant work the organisation does to a wide range of funders who may not have heard of us.

2) What campaigns are you interested in / passionate about?

Most of my career has been in the arts sector and I’m most passionate about ensuring that every part of our cultural output fairly reflects the diversity of the UK. Things have improved in recent years but there’s still a long way to go. We need systemic change for the arts to become truly democratic, and much of the change needed is closely linked with other issues such as racism, underfunded state schools and income and class inequalities.

3) What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I love a good read, film, play, album. Anything that transports me to another world!

Kate

Kate is one of our new Programme Coordinators, and will be based in our London office.

1) What are you most excited about in your new role?

I’m very excited to commence outreach work, to start connecting with the campaign community, and switching people on to Campaign Bootcamp and our fantastic residentials. 

2) What campaigns are you interested in and passionate about outside of work?

I am interested in a number of different campaign areas, but I personally campaign and advocate for Trans rights. There exists a great deal of wrongs when it comes to discrepancies in hate crime legislation, navigation of the Criminal Justice System, wait times for access to Gender Identity Clinics and gatekeeping by healthcare and other professionals involved in the Gender Recognition Certificate process.

3) What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I don’t have too much spare time, but I enjoy practising yoga, playing football and getting lost in a good book. 

Frankie

Frankie is also one of our new Programme Coordinators, and will be based in our London office.

1) What are you most excited about in your new role?

I’m excited about meeting so many amazing campaigners at the next bootcamps and keeping in contact with the current alumni. I am also looking forward to doing outreach work, to raise awareness of the opportunities that Campaign Bootcamp provides,

2) What campaigns are you interested in and passionate about outside of work?

In the past, I campaigned for trans inclusion within feminist spaces and was also apart of LGBT+ campaigns within Bristol. I am also interested in LGBT+ activism and archiving of sapphic histories.

3) What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I’m learning how to code at the moment – which is fun! You can also find me cooking, spending money on serums and playing with my cats.

Rowan

Rowan is the new Head of Training, and will be based in our London office. If you’ve been to a Campaign Bootcamp training, you may have seen them as a facilitator!

1) What are you most excited about in your new role?

I’ve worked on the Bootcamp residential as a facilitator before, and know our trainers through being part of the Bootcamp trainer community, but don’t yet have an in-depth knowledge of our Everyday Activism programme which is clearly doing fantastic work. That means I’m really looking forward to supporting the trainers in all their amazing community-based training and support work.

2) What campaigns are you interested in and passionate about outside of work?

I’ve done a really broad range of campaigning, from anti-arms trade to climate justice to workers’ rights to trying to stop cuts to domestic violence services. I’m passionate about campaigns for trans rights in the face of the massive rise in transphobic hate groups linked to the far right in the UK and the US, and I’ve also done a lot of work making sure that people know their legal rights on protests, which is always important.

3) What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

In my spare time I like to cook for lots of people, walk in green places, read feminist sci fi and play board games because I’m a big nerd.

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