Aaron D’souza

Aaron worked as a Deputy Field Organizer for President Obama’s successful re-election campaign. He sits on the UpRising London Emerging Leaders Advisory Board and is passionate about youth empowerment and engagement. He also mentors young people seeking to make social change in their community.

Anne Isakowitsch

I work as a campaigner on Syria at the international NGO Crisis Action. I care deeply about human rights and the protection of civilians in conflicts and I’m passionate about the role of civil society in influencing and changing government policy.

Ali Torabi

Ali is a graduate of B.Sc. International Management (China) at SOAS. He has previously worked at CRCC Asia, a consultancy specialising on China, development agency Progressio, Office for Civil Society at Cabinet Office, the Young Foundation and most recently at Youth Justice Board at Ministry of Justice.

Lara Smallman

Lara was recently appointed as the new Director of the Jewish Vegetarian Society, an international charity dedicated to promoting a kinder society, without killing animals for food. In her spare time she volunteers as the Sustainability Chair of Limmud UK.

Esana Ilori

I work as a Communication Coordinator for a charity that works with children and families living with HIV. I am passionate about marketing and campaigning as they are an effective tool when used correctly to advocate for change. The men in my live, my husband and two boys keep me extremely busy.

Emily Barran

I'm a graduate, working to use tech to help young people with an organisation that sees the big challenges facing us as a global community as our greatest opportunities. Since Bootcamp I've been to Brazil (twice) and recruited 33 of the UKs most innovative cleantech SMEs to our 'Clean and Cool Missions' to Brazil and Colorado.

Charlee Bennett

Charlee keeps busy motivating the youth activists of Progressio. She has spent the last 3 years campaigning for vInspired in the UK and volunteering overseas. Charlee is passionate about empowerment and has an unhealthy obsession with fish.

Bryher Bloor

After dipping my toes into various campaigning sectors, I found my calling working in the world of sustainable community food growing and permaculture. I have recently moved from working as a facilitator at a food growing and conservation project, to working for Shift Bristol, an organisation running practical permaculture courses. I like to spend as much of my time as possible outside, hiking, climbing, camping and getting as muddy as socially acceptable. In my work, I hope to help people reconnect with the natural environment to build resilient, caring communities with plenty of laughter.

Zoe Lederman

I am a recent graduate in the initial stages of establishing an online platform which seeks to revolutionise public health campaigning. I work part-time for a leading legal aid law firm, am interested in politics and philosophy and have a passionate involvement with international development lobbying and activism.

Susannah (Suzy) Compton

Suzy works for 38 Degrees and spends her spare time cycling around (read: getting lost in) London and flying kites. She got into campaigning via youth work and feminist organising, and stayed because reading the news is just infuriating if you can’t do anything about it.

Susan Cook

I helped create the scholarship to allow disabled people to attend campaign bootcamp, am currently studying for a BSc (hons) in Community Development and Leadership at London Metropolitan University and training as a wheelchair racer with the Weir Archer Academy where I am also chairwoman of the club committee. I competed for Great Britain at the inaugural Invictus Games and won two silver medals in the 100m and 400m wheelchair races. Alongside her fellow British Forces team members she has also been awarded the Special Recognition at Pride of Britain 2014 and the Helen Rollason Sports Perso

Sarah Sutherland

I'm lucky enough to have worked on human rights campaigns and overjoyed to have helped mobilise activists to secure the release of a political prisoner. Since Campaign Bootcamp I've created and run a campaign on freedom of expression that got support from amazing people like Ai Weiwei and overwhelmingly positive coverage by branding and advertising agencies for innovation.

Rhiannon Redpath

Women’s rights activist in both work and play, and I seek building a world where both men and women are equally represented in creating change. I care about building peace and positive social change using creative and open-minded collaboration to reach the end goal. In my spare time, I enjoy cycling and building my bike, seeing friends and travelling.

Rebecca Falcon

I’m a paid intern at 38 Degrees – campaigning, writing and learning as much as I can every day. For over a year now I’ve also worked on Hackney CAB Crowdmap – an online social policy campaign documenting the effects of housing benefit changes in Hackney. I can’t wait for Campaign Bootcamp and to become the best activist I can be.

Rachel Oliver

I’m a north east girl with firm roots, but also a wealth of experience from around the world. I like to dance, perform in theatre, play the fiddle, play tennis, run, swim, watch sport and travel. I throw myself 100% into everything I do and am passionate about causes l believe in.

Rachel Kennerley

I’m an environmentalist in the broadest sense, but currently work on resource use issues specifically and some related economics, for Friends of the Earth. I hate wasting anything – time, effort, food or resources. So, I can usually be found making or upcycling things, cooking or out and about.

James Mummery

I left the charity sector behind to join TfL in 2014 and now work as a project manager on upgrades to Underground stations. Luckily I brought my activist spirit with me and have helped establish the TfL pension divestment campaign; chair the Carers Staff Network Group to ensure better inclusion of carers within the TfL workforce; and apply my passion for sustainability to my role, nudging TfL to make all of our infrastructure projects as carbon-efficient as possible, the focus of my recent MSc dissertation.

Lisa Mitchell

My experience is in political campaigning having been an organiser for the Labour Party in 2015 and a Campaign Manager for Alan Whitehead in the 2017 General Election. Alan is the MP for Southampton Test and Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister and I currently work in his constituency office where we are fighting to improve local air quality, raise standards in the private rented sector and secure fairer funding for local 6th Form Colleges. I’m also a trustee at Southampton Women’s Aid working to combat domestic violence in the city.

Keshav Bhatt

I'm a social entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, trained life coach, and writer for the HuffPost & Metro. I believe education needs to do much more to equip young people for life beyond the classroom. So I spend my day making that happen as CEO of social enterprise Revolution Hive. We work with young people via our YouTube channel, and programmes in schools/colleges/universities to teach them the skills they need to be ready for life as leaders in the 21st century.