Posts tagged Junior Advisor
Amy Whight

Amy is community programme specialist and multilinguist who has used her Spanish and Arabic language skills internationally to promote intercultural dialogue and exchange, and encourage community engagement. She brings frontline charity experience to complement her work fundraising for community projects, and overseeing grants programmes relating to education and research in the Middle East.

Prior to joining I.G., Amy worked at Paiwand Afghan Association, where she coordinated youth and mentoring services for young unaccompanied minors and refugees in London. Amy has extensive international experience, having worked with a number of charities in Latin America combatting social inequality. Amy also has a strong interest in environmental justice, and has conducted primary research on renewable energy use in Oman with the Anglo-Omani Society. 

Amy holds an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS, and a BA in Geography and Spanish Studies from Lancaster University. She has also attended intensive Arabic language courses at Middlebury Language School in USA, Sultan Qaboos College in Oman and at SOAS in the UK.

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Carlos MirandaJunior Advisor
Jasmine Awad

Jasmine is a multi-cultural and multi-language professional with a wealth of entrepreneurial skills gained from working and volunteering in start-ups and social enterprises. She has built her experience working at an innovative soft-drinks start-up, whilst developing partnerships and driving social impact in a number of other areas. These include fields such as women’s financial inclusion, responsible tourism & homelessness, refugee & entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability.

Jasmine is one of the Directors of Unseen Tours, an award-winning social enterprise that coaches homeless and formerly-homeless individuals to lead walking tours around London. The organisation’s aims are to challenge perceptions of homeless people, and to provide empowering, meaningful work for and with vulnerably-housed individuals.

She is also a launch mentor at The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN), a pioneering new social enterprise that supports and empowers refugees in the UK to realise their potential, fulfil their aspirations and develop their own businesses. Currently, Jasmine is supporting a refugee-entrepreneur through strategic business coaching to secure funding and launch his cold pressed juice business in London.

Jasmine holds an MSc in Development Economics from SOAS, and a BA in Languages and Cultural Mediation from the University of Milan and Paris 8. She has also attended courses in Cairo, Egypt and Anchorage, Alaska. She speaks Italian, French, Arabic and Spanish.

 Despite her intensive volunteering habit, she still manages to find some spare time to play squash, dance salsa and travel.

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Emma NilssonJunior Advisor