Meet The Fellows: Our 15th Cohort

Introducing our newest cohort of social leaders

Introducing our 2021/22 Fellows, the fifteenth Year Here cohort. This group of budding entrepreneurs bring diverse skills and experience to the programme as we launch into a new era of social change.

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.


AIDEN TSEN

Since May 2021, Aiden has been a public speaker, writer and artist. His work focuses primarily on intersectional accessibility, with an emphasis on disability and creating allies.


LANDA GEORGE

Since achieving a first-class degree in mental health nursing and social work, Landa has been a Social Worker specializing in the areas of mental health and learning disabilities.


ROSE KNIGHT

Rose has several years of experience working in the social sector, both internationally and in the UK. She is interested in participant-led practice and using the arts to connect, empower and educate.


SENIA NG

Senia holds degrees in law from the University of Hong Kong and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2014 and built a legal career specialising in human rights and constitutional law.


CAMERON TAYLOR

Cameron joins Year Here after 2 years at InHouse Records, leading a program of mentoring and musicianship that aims to reduce violence and fast-track rehabilitation in one of London’s high-security prisons.


ILARIA MEZZOGORI

While studying philosophy in Rome, Ilaria researched the role of stories in shaping personal narratives. This led to a few years of organising events and workshops in storytelling, philosophical practices and education.


SEAN DAVEY

Joining Year Here with seven years of strategy consulting under his belt, Sean has worked with global brands. He is excited to leverage his skills in research, co-creation and facilitation to make a tangible difference to people’s lives.


IVY MCINTYRE BARAN

Ivy is an experienced facilitator who has previously worked with young people in national and international community-based settings. She has worked with young people in schools, development programmes and youth charities.


BRIAN LI HAN WONG

Born in Malaysia and raised in Canada, Brian is an entrepreneur, public health advocate & practitioner, and multidisciplinary researcher.


ELIZABETH LI EN BEH

Elizabeth has worked in the financial services industry for the past 10 years at Aon, Morgan Stanley and UBS. Her most recent role was as a Consultant advising C-suite and HR leaders within the wealth management sector.


ROGER MORTON

Roger has worked for charitable causes across the globe as an engineer, inventor and project manager. He now wants to use his unique problem-solving skills to help a cause closer to home.


HARMONY CHAN

Harmony worked in corporate debt advisory, mainly supporting FTSE350 clients whilst specialising in sustainable finance and advising Housing Associations.


ELENA BROOK-HART RODRIGUEZ

Born and raised in Spain, Elena came to London to study for her MSc in Marketing and Brand Management. Throughout her professional career as an Advertising strategist, she has worked with national and international brands.


FRANCESCA HARRIS

Francesca received a first-class degree from the University of Bristol in physiology, then studied public health nutrition. She works as a researcher in nutrition and sustainability and is soon to receive her doctorate.


HEATHER LABANYA

Heather has worked for the United Nations’ specialised agency, ILO, on inclusive entrepreneurship development and employability programmes.


KANDIA APPADOO

Kandia is a first-generation Mauritian British woman born and raised in Surrey. With a background in brand and marketing, Kandia has spent the last 15 years working across different corporate sectors.


KATHERINE D’APICE

Katherine is a recent Geography graduate who conducted research throughout her degree focusing on inequalities associated with the current linear food system.


LOUISE LAP

Louise joined Year Here after spending the last 4 years working for charities, social enterprises and international development consultancies.


MARISA BRUCE

Marisa has a degree in International Relations from the University of St Andrews. After graduating, she moved to London to complete TeachFirst. She has spent the last 9 years teaching politics and working in various pastoral and leadership roles.


MOTUNRAYO OYETUNJI

Motunrayo has a BSc degree in Business Management and Information technology and an MSc in Digital Innovation Management. She works with start-ups to transform their businesses through innovation and strategy implementation.


TIM DEE

Tim has held senior finance roles in the FTSE 100 / Fortune 500 and most recently was Group Financial Controller of a luxury activewear brand preparing for an IPO on the Nasdaq.


PREMA SHAH

Prema completed an Economics degree at the University of Nottingham before moving to London. Over the past 4-5 years she has developed a successful consulting career at EY, working with a variety of private and public sector clients.


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