Meet The Fellows: Our Tenth Cohort

Our eighteen newest social entrepreneurs

Our latest Fellows mark a milestone for Year Here: they are our tenth cohort of committed professionals coming together to tackle social issues through social entrepreneurship and innovation.

Eighteen changemakers join the Fellowship from the worlds of consulting, academia, tech and advertising, to name a few, and from as far afield as Australia and The Netherlands.

Collectively, they bring a truly diverse set of skills, experience and perspectives to the programme, which we believe is essential for innovation.

We are excited to see what the tenth cohort can achieve in ten months.

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FATUMA BARAZA

With a background in microbiology and biotechnology, Fatuma spent over 6 years as an innovation scout for emerging technologies.


ZAHRA KIYANI

Zahra is an advertising strategist who founded an initiative to contribute creative talent to socially responsible projects.

DEE NORVAL

With a background in R&D, Dee spent 6 years with PwC leading global programmes around technology and medical access.

SHAKILA SHAYAN

Shakila has a PhD in Cognitive and Computer Science and over 15 years’ experience researching children’s development.


MAXIMILIAN SMITH

Max joined us from a career in management consultancy working with global insurance firms and government departments.

CHANDNI HIRANI

Chandni started her career at Accenture before launching a social enterprise to bring affordable solar lighting to Kenyan communities.

JENNY MALPASS

Jenny has close to a decade of experience developing large-scale transformation programmes for FTSE 100 companies.

RIMA PATEL

Rima most recently spent a year leading an international group of 40 digital nomads across 12 cities around the globe.


ALICE MOXLEY

After completing her Masters in Architecture and running inclusion programmes, Alice has been working with NGOs in Armenia.


TAM WINTER

With a background in policy, Tam has refocused on working directly with communities to create impact.


CJ TAYEH

As a brand and business strategist, CJ worked with tech startups like eBay and Deliveroo in Australia.

KRISHANI RANJAN

Krishani has six years’ experience within the UK financial services industry working for EY in their risk advisory practice.


KATY PALMER

Katy brings over 8 years’ experience producing and managing award-winning creative campaigns for tech firms and charities.

ASHER SPENCER

Asher joins us from volunteering overseas, from forest conservation efforts in Borneo to teaching English in the Amazon.


HANNAH LAVENDER-JONES

Hannah brings her user research and human-centred design skills from digital marketing to social innovation.

ALMIRA LARDIZABAL HUSSAIN

Almira has worked with refugee communities in London both at the frontline and as a founding member of a social enterprise.

MATT PULLEN

Matt joins us from an entrepreneurial development programme where he worked on prototyping business ideas for sustainable lifestyle alternatives.