Catherine is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of RSN and has worked in the refugee education sector in the UK and internationally for the last ten years, in both education policy and programmes. She has worked with refugee and conflict-affected children in 18 different countries, managing complex programmes and research projects.
Programmes manager - specialist educational support
Hannah manages RSN's specialist education support work team. Hannah joined RSN in 2010 and was responsible for expanding our educational mentoring programme across London as well as establishing our work equipping faith communities across the country to engage positively with asylum seekers and refugees.
Programmes manager - higher education
Emily has worked in the refugee sector for over ten years is an expert in the field of access to university for refugee and asylum seeking youth. She manages RSN's higher education programme and runs regular training to frontline staff and decision-makers within HE institutions.
Programmes manager - educational mentoring
Georgina oversees our educational mentoring hubs in London and Oxford. Before joining RSN, Georgina spent three years as a social worker with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, having also worked in child protection and fostering teams. Prior to her social work experience, Georgina worked overseas, first supporting an educational development charity in Pakistan work on their organisational structures, and then working with a disabled women’s charity in Kolkata, India, both through Voluntary Service Overseas. Georgina has an MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and an MA in Social Work from the University of Warwick.
Programmes manager - regional development
Katie leads the development of our educational mentoring programme to new locations across the UK. Prior to joining RSN, Katie worked for almost a decade in the prison service where she had a number of management responsibilities including running the young offenders unit at Holloway prison and sitting on the SMT at Wormwood Scrubs prison. She then spent six years in Asia working for St Stephens Society where her responsibilities included leading a rehabilitation house for gang members coming off drugs.
Pasha, a qualified solicitor with experience working in international finance, investment and HR projects, leads our operations work streams and supports the team to manage, maintain and improve the performance, productivity and efficiency of RSN.
Senior programmes officer - specialist educational support
Bryony provides educational, psychosocial, and practical support to young people on through RSN's specialist educational support programme. Before joining RSN, Bryony worked in the international development and humanitarian sectors, most recently with returnees and internally displaced persons in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Specialist higher education support worker
Dan provides one-to-one advice and support to young people regarding access to university. He has worked for over five years in the humanitarian and education sectors, most recently at the British Red Cross' international family tracing service and prior to that with UNHCR in Malaysia. Before this he worked as an ESOL teacher in South Korea and in primary education in the UK. He studied Politics and International Relations with the Open University, and has recently completed his work towards an MA in Human Rights and Global Ethics with the University of Leicester.
Mentoring coordinator - north London
Programmes assistant - higher education
Saliha coordinates RSN's north London mentoring hub and works on our higher education programme, providing one-to-one support to young people. A co-founder of the Migration Collective and an experienced researcher, Saliha brings to RSN's team a particular passion for the intersection of art, academia and action.
Mentoring coordinator - Birmingham
Lydia coordinates RSN's educational mentoring hub in the Birmingham area. An education enthusiast with an MA in Conflict, Development and Security and over ten years experience in refugee integration, Lydia has worked in South Sudan, Laos PDR, South Africa, Mozambique and the UK with both NGOs and intergovernmental organisations. She has a particular interest in supporting survivors of trafficking and young people with post traumatic stress disorder.
Mentoring coordinator - Croydon, west London and south London
With four years of experience managing projects, producing reports, conducting research for British, French and South African charities, Fanny now coordinates RSN's mentoring hubs in south London, west London and Croydon.
Mentoring coordinator - east London
Franziska coordinates RSN's mentoring hub for East London since March 2018. Before joining RSN, Franziska worked with NGOs in South East Asia, supporting migrant workers and asylum seekers in Hong Kong and providing legal aid to refugees, including unaccompanied children and young people, seeking protection in Malaysia. Franziska has studied law in Switzerland and in the UK and speaks English, French and German.
Mentoring coordinator - Oxford
Torie coordinates RSN's mentoring hub in Oxford. Torie has a degree from Durham University in Anthropology and Biology and has worked in various roles with vulnerable young people and adults in the UK, including young mothers, women struggling with mental health and addiction issues, and offenders in prison and on re-entry to their communities. Torie volunteered with Tearfund to set up educational programmes for orphaned children in South Africa and now, alongside her role at RSN, she works for Open Doors, a charity that stands with Christians around the world that are being persecuted because of their faith.
Research and fundraising officer
Freya plays a central role within RSN's research projects, fundraising and supporter engagement. Before joining RSN she was the coordinator of a small Oxford-based charity which provides free English lessons to local children who speak English as an additional language, including many from a refugee or asylum seeking background. She holds an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from Oxford University.
Training and youth leadership coordinator
Having set up RSN's mentoring hubs in west London and Birmingham, Carolyn currently coordinates RSN's training and youth leadership course. She is a qualified TEFL teacher with a BA in Development Studies and Geography from SOAS and has over eight years of youth work experience.
Administration and finance manager
With extensive office management and finance experience in various private and third-sector organisations, Kellie is responsible for monitoring all of our income and donations, overseeing payroll, paying our suppliers, managing our office and ensuring that our London-based and remote workers have the equipment and support they need to do their jobs well.
Administration and finance assistant
Dorothy works in our office, providing vital administrative and research support and making sure we all keep up to date with data entry. Before working for RSN Dorothy completed a BSc in Professional Accounting and gained work experience with an international accounting and audit firm and in real estate finance. In her spare time, Dorothy enjoys looking after children.