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Kim Reuter, PhD / Chief Executive Officer

Kim joins Franklin Scholars following a decade managing projects in the environmental conservation and international development sectors. Kim earned her PhD from Temple University (USA), where she focused on the intersection of biodiversity issues in Madagascar with food security and socioeconomic drivers of natural resource use. In the past, Kim's work as Executive Director of The Ladybug Project (2010 - 2013) impacted communities in two African countries while her time as the Senior Technical Director of the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa involved a portfolio of 13-member countries. Kim has lived in over a half-dozen countries around the world and speaks fluent English and German.

 
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Olly Offord / Programme Director

As Programme Director, Olly is responsible for managing the programmes we run in schools and working towards making them better and better. Olly trained as a teacher through the Teach First programme, and taught Maths in Doncaster. He was awarded as one of Britain's Dream Teachers in 2011, before joining the Hackney Pirates as a Creative Educator. Olly joined Franklin Scholars in September 2014. Olly will be departing Franklin Scholars in February 2019 for a fantastic position at the Greater London Authority.

 

Georgia Brown / Programme and Partnerships Officer

Georgia previously worked as a Student Achievement Officer at BSix Sixth Form College, providing support and opportunities for students with additional needs. Georgia was also an Impact Officer for City Year UK managing a team of learning mentors in a school in Hackney. In August 2016, she joined Franklin Scholars as Programme and Partnerships Officer to run our programme in schools and expand our community in order to enhance the work that we do.

 
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Laina Pattni / Programme and Partnerships Officer

Laina, a former Geography teacher, has several years of teaching experience for schools in England and Australia. Since July 2015 she has continued to work with young people around the UK as a Youth Coach and is currently developing a programme aimed at improving careers education for School Leavers and University Graduates. As well as her work in education, she is also a Freelance Photographer. Laina joined Franklin Scholars in September 2016 as a Programme and Partnerships Officer, supporting our programmes in schools.

 
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Lucy Anderson / Programme and Partnerships Officer

Lucy has a Psychology degree and qualified as a primary teacher through the Teach First programme. She has extensive voluntary experience including teaching children in a rural school in Cambodia and university students in Vietnam. As well as her work in education, she has held marketing roles, including at Sony. Lucy will join Franklin Scholars in March 2019 as Programme and Partnerships Officer to help deliver, develop and scale-up our numeracy programme.

 
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Jessica Barratt / Founder and Advisor

Jessica founded Franklin Scholars in 2013, after a period of research and development work around the power of peer-to-peer support while running community education initiatives in Mozambique. In a previous life, she worked in the music business, managing artists including Birdy and Biffy Clyro, while also setting up a music-industry focused youth mentoring scheme. In 2014, Jessica was awarded a Shackleton Leadership Award for her work with Franklin Scholars. Jessica led the organisation for its first five years and continues to be a lifelong friend and advisor.

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