Meet The Fellows: Our 16th Cohort

Introducing our newest cohort of social leaders

Introducing our 2022 Fellows, the sixteenth Year Here cohort. With an exciting and varied set of skills and experiences between them, we can’t wait to see how they grow into the next generation of UK social leaders.

The Fellows will spend five months immersed in frontline services across London while learning to apply service design and social entrepreneurship to some of the toughest issues facing the country.

Follow their progress on their ten-month journey over on Instagram and Twitter.

If you’re interested in applying to join a future cohort, register your details. We run two programmes each year.


LUIZ PRETTI

Gui was born and raised in Brazil, where he worked as a criminal lawyer with a former Minister of Justice for 6 years.


MARWA BELGHAZI

Marwa was born and raised in Morocco. She holds degrees in sociology, political science and urban planning.


JORGE ALEJANDRO MORAN CHAVARRIA

Alejandro was born and raised in Guatemala and has recently immigrated to the UK. He is a technically minded creative person with diverse experience and education.


MATT LEWIS

Matt’s an impact measurement nerd. For him, driving social change comes down to data quality – how can progress be made without understanding day-to-day realities?


JONNY AMISS

Working for the Shadow Education Secretary in the 2015 UK General Election, confirmed to Jonny the power teachers have in improving the lives of underprivileged children.

LILIAN BROWN

Lilian is known for her zeal and intrinsic motivations towards empowering individuals who have encountered a range of traumas in their lives.


SANDRA NWOKEOHA

Sandra is passionate about evidence-based innovation that is fit for purpose and is mindful of not generating economic inequalities, with a particular focus in healthcare.


MICHELLE RAVDEN

Michelle is a mother and grandmother who has recently returned to the UK after spending 15 years working and living in Europe. She has carved out a successful career in the Learning and Development space.


ALEENA NUUMAN

Aleena specialised in Media and Communications in the creative industry before recently completing an MSc in Anthropology and Development.


SOBANAN NARENTHIRAN

Born and raised in London. Sobanan has an undergraduate degree in Medical Biochemistry and a postgraduate degree in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship.


ELLIE MCMAHON

Ellie has a PhD in Microbiology and worked as a Postdoc at the University of California, San Francisco prior to her transition to the charity and grant-making sector.


RHIANNON HUMPHREYS

Rhiannon has spent the past decade volunteering as an informal educator and youth worker within the Jewish community. She holds an International Relations degree from the University of Leeds, with a focus on environmental politics.

MADELEINE CROWTHER

After graduating with a degree in History from the University of Bristol, Madeleine spent four years in business development at the market research company YouGov.


BECKY HARRISON

Becky joins Year Here following an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology and over two years of work in digital communications, most recently for a charity representing UK sheep farmers.


NATASA ECONOMOU

Born and raised in London, Natasa’s Greek-Cypriot roots have influenced her connection with family, community, and curiosity for the world. Natasa has worked in the NHS and private sector for 11 years.


OZIOMA AMADI

Of Nigerian heritage, Ozioma Amadi which translates to “Good News Freeman’ was born and raised in London. She studied at the prestigious Cordwainers College and the London College of Fashion.


AMII OLDHAM

Amii joins us from a leading national education charity where, over the past five years, she has gained experience in programme operations and event management.


TAZ RASUL

Taz is a Londoner and graduate of Social and Political Sciences who’s been curious about people, communities and systems of power and privilege since she was a teenager.


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Closing our Doors

Year Here will be closing by the end of this year. Read our blog to find out more about this decision.