The Team

STAND UK’s leadership team consists of a Managing Committee and Task Forces across the country. The Managing Committee, made up of eight students, is STAND UK’s central decision-making body, and work to ensure that students have the resources to effectively organize their campuses and communities. Our Education Task Force and Communications Task Force support the Managing Committee in the development of national campaigns, educational resources, and training materials.

Get to know us and feel free to friend us, send us an email, or tweet at us. We’d love to hear from you!

Aysha Abdul Khader Regional Organiser I am a currently in my third year studying BSc Politics and International Relations at the LSE. My interest in genocide and mass atrocity developed through my academic studies, particularly when analysing topics such as the psychology of collective violence and ethnic conflict within the Rwandan genocide. I also directly experienced how the memory of war and ethnic cleansing still affects societal divisions today when traveling to Bosnia and observing the separation of Croat and Bosnian Muslim populations. These encounters motivated me to become more involved in raising awareness of the current mass atrocities around the world, and to educate and inspire others towards advocacy action. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, sleeping and binge watching cheesy rom com movies! Email: aabdulkhader@standnow.org

Aysha Abdul Khader

Regional Organiser

I am a currently in my third year studying BSc Politics and International Relations at the LSE. My interest in genocide and mass atrocity developed through my academic studies, particularly when analysing topics such as the psychology of collective violence and ethnic conflict within the Rwandan genocide. I also directly experienced how the memory of war and ethnic cleansing still affects societal divisions today when traveling to Bosnia and observing the separation of Croat and Bosnian Muslim populations. These encounters motivated me to become more involved in raising awareness of the current mass atrocities around the world, and to educate and inspire others towards advocacy action. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, sleeping and binge watching cheesy rom com movies!

Email: aabdulkhader@standnow.org

Shereen Nassuna Regional Organiser Hello, I am in my third year of studying International Relations at the University of Essex. I enjoy listening to music, writing and travelling. I became interested in human rights through my studies and from my experiences spending time volunteering and living in Uganda where my family is based. The slum where I volunteered was largely made up of refugees who had been displaced during conflicts in Congo, Rwanda and Northern Uganda. I am passionate about genocide prevention as I have witnessed first-hand the devastating effects it can have on victims, survivors and those in neighbouring countries. Email: snassuna@standnow.org

Shereen Nassuna

Regional Organiser

Hello, I am in my third year of studying International Relations at the University of Essex. I enjoy listening to music, writing and travelling. I became interested in human rights through my studies and from my experiences spending time volunteering and living in Uganda where my family is based. The slum where I volunteered was largely made up of refugees who had been displaced during conflicts in Congo, Rwanda and Northern Uganda. I am passionate about genocide prevention as I have witnessed first-hand the devastating effects it can have on victims, survivors and those in neighbouring countries.

Email: snassuna@standnow.org

Tom Ryan Policy Coordinator I am in my second year at Christ’ College Cambridge, studying Politics and International Relations. My interests include the role of diplomacy in conflict resolution, and the influence of international organisations on civilian casualties in war. I think that we are in a period of transition, in which Britain is well-poised to emerge as a world leader in civilian protection and genocide prevention. As policy coordinator for STAND UK I hope we can help move Britain in that direction. When I’m not working with STAND UK or studying, I enjoy sleeping until 4pm. Email: tryan@standnow.org    

Tom Ryan

Policy Coordinator

I am in my second year at Christ’ College Cambridge, studying Politics and International Relations. My interests include the role of diplomacy in conflict resolution, and the influence of international organisations on civilian casualties in war. I think that we are in a period of transition, in which Britain is well-poised to emerge as a world leader in civilian protection and genocide prevention. As policy coordinator for STAND UK I hope we can help move Britain in that direction. When I’m not working with STAND UK or studying, I enjoy sleeping until 4pm.

Email: tryan@standnow.org

 

 

James Dane Regional Organiser I am currently in my third year studying Politics and International Relations at Girton College, Cambridge. My interest in human rights and mass atrocity came about whilst I was in secondary school after having visited the UK’s National Holocaust Museum. Hearing firsthand accounts of survivors, who recall both the worst and best of humanity, had a huge impact on me and was the main impetus for me volunteering, firstly at the Holocaust Museum and now here at STAND. In my free time I can often be found binge-watching Netflix or (badly) belting out numbers from Abba or Britney, much to the annoyance of my flatmates. Email: jdane@standnow.org

James Dane

Regional Organiser

I am currently in my third year studying Politics and International Relations at Girton College, Cambridge. My interest in human rights and mass atrocity came about whilst I was in secondary school after having visited the UK’s National Holocaust Museum. Hearing firsthand accounts of survivors, who recall both the worst and best of humanity, had a huge impact on me and was the main impetus for me volunteering, firstly at the Holocaust Museum and now here at STAND. In my free time I can often be found binge-watching Netflix or (badly) belting out numbers from Abba or Britney, much to the annoyance of my flatmates.

Email: jdane@standnow.org

Daisy Goodall UK Student Director I’m currently in my second year at the University of Bristol studying Politics and International Relations. My interest in human rights and political injustice began in 2011 with the execution of Troy Davis, since then I have been an active member of Amnesty International and have volunteered for local charities and organisations working on a broad range of issues from disability to prisoner’s rights. Email: dgoodall@standnow.org          

Daisy Goodall

UK Student Director

I’m currently in my second year at the University of Bristol studying Politics and International Relations. My interest in human rights and political injustice began in 2011 with the execution of Troy Davis, since then I have been an active member of Amnesty International and have volunteered for local charities and organisations working on a broad range of issues from disability to prisoner’s rights.

Email: dgoodall@standnow.org

 

 

 

 

 

Renée Bertini Digital Media Coordinator I am in my second year at SOAS University of London, studying a joint degree of  International Relations & World Philosophies. My interest in mass atrocity and genocide prevention has really been enhanced by the study of issues like Decolonization, Postcolonialism, and War and Security. As Digital Media Coordinator for STAND UK I aim to use my communication and creative skills to raise awareness about these problems and the role youth can have in making a difference. I also enjoy spending my time doodling, baking and swimming. Email: rbertini@standnow.org

Renée Bertini

Digital Media Coordinator

I am in my second year at SOAS University of London, studying a joint degree of  International Relations & World Philosophies. My interest in mass atrocity and genocide prevention has really been enhanced by the study of issues like Decolonization, Postcolonialism, and War and Security. As Digital Media Coordinator for STAND UK I aim to use my communication and creative skills to raise awareness about these problems and the role youth can have in making a difference. I also enjoy spending my time doodling, baking and swimming.


Email: rbertini@standnow.org

Emily Batchford Communications Coordinator I am a second year studying English at the University of Bristol. I like musicals, sewing and wetherspoons, and I became particularly passionate about genocide prevention and the worldwide refugee crisis after having close contact with a family of Syrian refugees who stayed in my home while attempting to gain asylum in the UK. I believe that the UK needs to lead the way in terms of genocide prevention, and that youth action can really help to achieve this goal. Email: ebatchford@standnow.org        

Emily Batchford

Communications Coordinator

I am a second year studying English at the University of Bristol. I like musicals, sewing and wetherspoons, and I became particularly passionate about genocide prevention and the worldwide refugee crisis after having close contact with a family of Syrian refugees who stayed in my home while attempting to gain asylum in the UK. I believe that the UK needs to lead the way in terms of genocide prevention, and that youth action can really help to achieve this goal.

Email: ebatchford@standnow.org

 

 

 

 

Nicola Carradori Campaigns Coordinator I am a second year Master student in Msc Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice at SOAS, University of London. Prior to moving to London I studied IR and Diplomacy at the University of Bologna and Umeå University. Involved with human rights related organisations since high school, my interest deepened after interning at my hometown’s Refugee Centre and hearing accounts of the human rights abuses that some of the guests were subjected to. Right now I am focusing on transitional justice related issues and especially on the impact of memorialization processes and manipulation of memory. I came back to London after interning for 3 months at RLP, in Uganda, where I also gathered data for my master dissertation. I am an outdoor kind of guy and I enjoy swimming, climbing and camping. Email: ncarradori@standnow.org

Nicola Carradori

Campaigns Coordinator

I am a second year Master student in Msc Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice at SOAS, University of London. Prior to moving to London I studied IR and Diplomacy at the University of Bologna and Umeå University. Involved with human rights related organisations since high school, my interest deepened after interning at my hometown’s Refugee Centre and hearing accounts of the human rights abuses that some of the guests were subjected to. Right now I am focusing on transitional justice related issues and especially on the impact of memorialization processes and manipulation of memory. I came back to London after interning for 3 months at RLP, in Uganda, where I also gathered data for my master dissertation. I am an outdoor kind of guy and I enjoy swimming, climbing and camping.

Email: ncarradori@standnow.org