Joe Potter

I work for the British Red Cross, advocating on issues of refugee and asylum seekers in the UK, health and social care and first aid. My advocacy background is in immigration detention and I remain passionate about the subject.

Kahra Wayland-Larty

I've travelled a lot, a veteran volunteer, fundraiser & activist just about to start a paid internship with 38 degrees. I've most recently been working to engage young people in social action; engaging, educating and empowering the next generation of leaders. I am passionate about so many different social issues and am currently trying to expand my knowledge and campaign nous on the links between environmentalism and social justice.

Karen Whitelaw

I currently work for Youth Access, where among other things I campaign for young people's rights, particularly those who are ignored by the system. There are a lot of issues I care about, but in particular I am interested in mental health, human rights and fighting social injustice.

Kayleigh Millar

My name is Kayleigh, I'm 18 years old and have just began my Musical theatre and charity development degree!! I am a manual wheelchair user who spends their spare time playing basketball and piano. I want to change the accessibility of public transport in order to develop a true sense of disability equality in society.

Marjorie Buchser

I am an anthropologist, network builder and innovation expert. I am all about public-private partnerships to establish new business models and scale innovations.

Melissa Llewellyn

I work as a neighbourhood community worker for a faith partnership in Luton and volunteer as an archery coach and project manager for a careers advice group. I am passionate about global issues relating to war and injustice.

Meredith Leston

I'm an undergraduate studying Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. As a campaigner for mental health awareness, I founded the organisation 'Meeting of Minds' to bring an academic spotlight to this issue. I also act as the co-chair of the charity 'Mind your Head, Oxford'.

Nandini Uppluri

I'm a 20 year old student of life with a deep-seated love for the environment and burning passion for egalitarian causes. I create podcasts on activism in London for Inform My Opinion and I support many different environmental and social justice organisations and groups in London.

Natalie Siniora

I'm an Operations Manager for the Food Campaign at Greenpeace International. I focus my work and a lot of my free time on environmental issues, though I am particularly keen on food and agricultural topics. I love learning and challenging myself, growing food, experimental cooking and rediscovering the world around me with my 2.5 year old son.

Neelam Rose

I am a human rights activist passionate about local & international issues. I would say I'm a angry feminist and I'm kept busy by working & supporting people who have been affected by honour based violence , forced marriages and Domestic violence. A large amount of my work as a campaigner is in the LGBTQ community and entails exploring the issues around Race & Religion in the context of gender & sexuality.

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah

Phyll is the co-founder and director of UK Black Pride, an out black queer woman (QWoC), she is a Diva Magazine Columnist, a Stonewall Trustee, a trade unionist, and an equalities campaigner who focuses on intersectionality. It is safe to say that Phyll is one of the leading lights behind the amazing celebration of Black LGBTQ communities. She has been named in the Independent Rainbow List as one of the top 100 most influential LGBT people and also in the World Pride Power List. 2015 saw Phyll become one of the judges for the Independent Rainbow List.

Raluca Vestemeanu

I work as a campaigner for De-clic.ro, Romania. For the past 7 years I've been living in Cluj-Napoca but I grew up in a small mountain village, from where I get my love for nature and ecology. In university I have studied Japanese and I love to learn new languages. I am a very active person, I like hiking and practicing Krav-Maga.

Rod Wells

I am a retired local government officer and now devote my time to campaigning in Haringey mainly in health matters .I am a leading member of the local 38 Degrees group and have campaigned recently to stop the sell off of a local hospital St Anns ,on social care provision, against TTIP , and against Council services cuts.

Sukbir Kaur

I am a socialist, feminist, activist and student. Since Campaign Bootcamp, I have been involved in political campaigning and community cohesion projects. I continue to better my understanding of social systems and help to take action on issues that I feel strongly about. Campaign Bootcamp taught me a lot and I have been utilising the tools and techniques I have learned; I believe the world can be a better place and my mission is to help achieve that.

Sukhi Kainth

I currently work for the National Union of Students' as a Project Manager for Campus Cohesion Faith and Belief. I'm passionate about working with marginalised groups to help develop their leadership skills to inspire positive change in the world. As a Punjabi I love food and enjoy cooking dishes from across India. I also love music festivals and enjoy spending time in a muddy field.

Sundera Kumara-Moorthy

I am passionate that the changes to Health and Social Care Space don't disadvantage the Disabled and Vulnerable members of our Society. I am also active campaigner in all matters of Equality, in particular in the area of accessibility to public transport, buildings and services to persons with (pan-)disabilities and in particular those are Wheelchair bound.

Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue

I care about environmental justice and human rights issues. Joining Greenpeace was an opportunity for me to bring my contribution to the fight for preserving our forests, community rights in Congo basin and communities in Cameroon affected by land grabbing and illegal logging.

Tracey Ford

I care about the disparities in levels of education amongst young people, the trauma faced by young women and girls who witness murder and the affects of relationship abuse, sexual and gang associated violence.

Wai Hnin Pwint Thon

I am a Campaigns Officer at Burma Campaign UK. I work on political prisoner issues, repressive laws, and I care about human rights, equality and women's rights. I am interested in education and one day I would love to build schools, and provide free education in Burma's rural areas.

Zeyn Mohammed

I'm passionate about campaigning for social justice. Specifically, against poverty, inequality and for the fair and ethical treatment of refugees and migrants. I also really care about working to give everybody access to politics, especially those from marginalized backgrounds. I'm also active within Trade Union organising and convener of the Glasgow Young Greens.

Zahra Latif

I deeply care about community cohesion, social justice and human rights and have been privileged to work on these issues across sectors and countries. I currently work at the National Union of Students improving campus cohesion and students' union engagement with different faith and belief communities. I also volunteer at the Patchwork Foundation where I deliver programmes to open up political spaces and engage under-represented groups with political processes.

Aderonke Apata

Aderonke is a human rights activist. She is passionate about issues affecting LGBTIs globally, equality and feminism and a leading campaigner for better treatment of LGBT Asylum Seekers in the UK. Aderonke has been awarded the Care2 scholarship for Care2 petition starters.

Alex Quang

I'm a youth worker in training. I don't think an activist can just care about one issue so there are loads I campaign for! Mental health, youth employment and skills development and affordable housing and community land trusts are the things that drive me. Alex has been awarded the Shami Chakrabarti scholarship for BAME campaigners

Antonia Zafeiri

I work for the communications department of the Open Society Foundations, helping give a voice to the voiceless. I am originally from Greece but have worked in different places in Europe and the Middle East. I have a keen interest in minority rights, social cohesion in Europe and promotion of education. I'm a restless traveler.

Atika Dawood

As a final year undergrad who has recently shimmied back to London after 9 months spent hiking up hills, boarding very yellow 7-seaters and attempting to speak Arabic; I am now trying to remember the English equivalent to more meaning-rich Arabic words and to figure out my post-university life before I reach it. In the meantime, I am hoping to use my community-oriented spirit and language skills to help resettle Syrian refugees in Hackney.

Davis Makori

I am a campaign and research officer at Crisis Action in Nairobi. In the course of my work, I have been inspired in my interactions with incredible human rights campaigners in Kenya, Sudan and South Sudan scaling the imposing mountain of justice for some of the world's most vulnerable civilians. I am passionate about amplifying the voices of the most vulnerable in society, and rugby.

Dora Meade

I am the lead organiser at Positive Money where I spend time thinking about how to build a vibrant and diverse network. I am interested in how systems exacerbate inequality, how you communicate complex things simply and facilitation. I recently started playing football (badly).

Ellese Ellioe

I'm an activist with experience campaigning for council housing, free education, mental health and free whistleblowers. I specialise in Philosophy and Politics of Mental Health. Ellese has been awarded the Trust for London scholarship for campaigners tackling poverty and inequality in London.

Emmanuel

I'm currently studying and doing voluntary work on issues I care about. Representing the Unity Centre in Glasgow, I worked with the Right to Remain campaign to argue for fair treatment of people seeking asylum in the UK and for justice in the immigration system. I have also been involved with the campaign to close down the Dungavel immigration detention centre in Scotland, along with Unity Centre, Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees and other organisations and individuals.

Fiona Whyte

I'm an organiser and trustee of the UK Youth Climate Coalition. I campaign to influence decision makers to tackle climate change. I also work with young people, training them to run campaigns and become social leaders in their communities. I'm passionate about social change, challenging injustice and learning from different global change movements.

Gabriel Davalos

Born in the United States but currently calling East London home, I work as the Special Adviser to the Managing Director of Purpose Europe, an organisation that builds and accelerates movements to tackle the world’s biggest problems. Outside of the office, I am part of the London, Hackney and LSE fossil fuel divestment campaigns. I drink lots of coffee and believe in the power of collective and democratic action to change the world.

Georgina Court

An intersectional feminist and human rights activist. I spend my time fighting gender based oppression and inequality. Also volunteering for MyBodyBack, an organisation that helps women to love and look after their bodies physically, after sexual violence.

Grace Hetherington

I work as Digital Campaigns Officer at ShareAction. I am passionate about improving social mobility and fighting inequality in the UK.

Johnlyn Tromp

I am passionate about seeing change in our societies, particularly in our unequal society, South Africa. I am currently coordinating a national campaign for tax transparency and have coordinated the Alternative Mining Indaba for 2 consecutive years. Johnlyn currently works at Oxfam in South Africa.

Karen Larbi

Karen works in the Policy and Campaigns team at the National Union of Students. She is the founder of POC In Nature, an online space for people of colour to explore the healing power of nature. She is a mental health advocate and the co-founder of Black Woman Heal United Kingdom, an online support group for women of African descent in Britain who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence. Karen is also a lay member of Psychotherapists & Counsellors for Social Responsibility and has a keen interest in activist self-care, healing justice, alternative spiritualities and intersectionality.

Kumara Moorthy

I am active campaigner in disability rights and access fields. Equally I am passionate about health and social care provisions in UK, in particular that services are delivered compassionately preserving the dignity of patients.

Leon Clowes

Raised by grandparents in a working class family, music and access to free university education changed my life for the better. I've worked in arts, social welfare and human rights charities for twenty years, and I'm passionate that everyone should get the best chances whatever their background. Education should be for all, and the voluntary sector needs to be led by the people who need the support of charities.

Liangyi Chang

Liangyi Chang’s passion is sustainability for future generations. Since 2009, he has joined various NGO’s such as 2041, IYCM and 350.org. He believes that future generations can change the world and has gone to different countries to explore different perspectives, including Samoa and Antarctica. He thinks everyone will create infinite possibility at the co-created learning space so continuously engages in new adventures and is fully engaged as movement builder and trainer.

Lizzy Norman

I am a campaigns associate at Tearfund who is currently scoping out a global campaign. I have an MA in ethnic conflict and human rights and am really passionate about issues that relate to these particular areas, most notably the underreported problem of child piracy. I dream of one day being a human rights journalist and helping to changing the world through my words.

Melanie Scagliarini

Melanie currently works at ActionAid