“I joined the team in 2020 having been drawn to the CSJ by its foundational commitment to engage with the frontlines and incorporate that learning into effective policy that drives social justice to the heart of British politics. For 3 years prior to joining the CSJ, I led one of London’s largest capacity day centres as Holy Trinity Brompton’s Homelessness Services Manager, which offered wrap-around support services for people experiencing housing insecurity. Many of the people we served had been marginalised by poverty and trapped in homelessness as a result of policy that failed to meet their needs. This experience gave me a passion to help develop policy that is fundamentally based on the needs of those least served by society and to centre change-making, community-based organisations as we work to find solutions to the social policy problems we face today.
As a Senior Researcher in the Financial Inclusion and Housing Unit, I have led policy projects focused on scaling up social housing in Britain and improving the financial education offer for the most financially vulnerable.
I have a BA in English Literature from Davidson College and started my career in financial services at MetLife in Charlotte, North Carolina.”
Something you might not know about me
Being a dual US-UK citizen, I have a competing love for Hershey’s and Cadbury’s, Kerouac and Orwell, football and Football.