Our team

Our team

Jenny Foster, Project Lead

Jenny Foster has 12 years’ experience in international development and campaigning, as Bristol and South West Fairtrade Co-ordinator and Regional manager at the Leprosy Mission.

Jenny is a qualified social worker and managed Housing and Community Care teams in London and South Gloucestershire. She has also worked in theatre-in-education, working with schools on environmental and social justice issues.

Mark Jacobs, Creative Lead

Mark is an environmental scientist, documentary maker and educator. He was Executive Producer and Project Lead at the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol and Commissioner for the Open University and BBC in London. He has delivered large scale training initiatives and specialises in emerging media and new formats.

Working with David Attenborough he produced an award-winning interactive film, one of the first to use virtual and augmented reality for the Natural History Museum, London. He has a BAFTA for his work in interactive media and has supported students at UWE and Academics at Nottingham as Professor of Practice.

Manu Maunganidze, Education Lead

As a teacher for 10 years, Manu has engaged with hundreds of children and families to raise awareness of sustainability issues, coordinating events and activities through schools to raise awareness and drive action.

He set up and runs Nature Youth Connection & Education, providing ecological education for marginalised young people in Bristol. Manu is a Director of Bristol Green Capital Partnership, focusing on engaging young people and other diverse communities with nature and the environment.

Ella Trudgeon, Young Creative Lead in Residence

Ella has recently graduated from Rising Arts BE IT programme to develop young creative leaders. Her work was part of the powerful #WhoseFuture campaign that took over billboards across the city in summer 2020.

Ella is a youth ambassador for a number of organisations including the National Trust, Avon Wildlife Trust and the Fairtrade Foundation.

Dr. Verity Jones, Associate Professor and Educator

Dr Verity Jones is an Associate Professor at the University of West of England Bristol.

Her international research focuses on young people and sustainable futures in relation to education, fast fashion, food production and consumption, drought and well being.

Alex Koehl, Intern

Alex is an international student who is currently pursuing a Masters in Sustainable Development in Practice at UWE Bristol. He has a background in media production working in post-production and as a freelance Drone Operator, Photographer/Videographer, and Production Assistant. After graduation, his aim is to promote and use sustainable production practices to produce engaging media content that pushes pro-sustainability messaging and initiatives. 

His passion for sustainability stems from a lifelong appreciation for the outdoors, and a strong desire to create positive change for all walks of life.

Bec Mitchell, Volunteer

Bec graduated from the University of Bristol 2 years ago, worked for a not-for-profit focused on sustainability and now works for an educational resource provider.

“I volunteer for The Global Goals Centre as I see the Centre as a perfect mix of three of my passions. This is because the Centre develops the Bristol community by providing education on sustainability.”

Jenny Quinn, Volunteer

Jenny is a former geography teacher with a particular interest in human-environment interactions. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2011 with an MSc in Environment and Development. Jenny currently works for Bristol City Council.

“Volunteering for The Global Goals Centre allows me to get involved with and promote inspiring and creative educational projects. It’s exciting to be part of a team working on bringing the Sustainable Development Goals to life!”

Lauren Jeffery, Assistant Educator

During Lauren’s degree in Philosophy and Sociology BSc Hons, she channelled her studies towards environmentalism, including Consumer Culture and Philosophy of the Environment. Her dissertation focussed on fast fashion and young people in Bristol. 

Since graduating, she has worked across the creative and environmental sectors, engaging young people in community work, creativity and the environment. Lauren helped co-create GGC’s Threads workshops, as well as deliver them in schools.

Alex McDougall, Intern

Alex is a student at UWE Bristol and is currently undertaking an MSc in Sustainable
Development in Practice. His Passion for environmentalism was first kindled during his
undergraduate degree when he studied Biology. Specifically focusing on ecology and
conservation relating issues.
This love of the natural world led Alex to further research climate change impacts and he now
aspires to study how behavioural change mechanisms can reduce unsustainable practices.

Anna Ralph, Intern

Anna has a background in social enterprise, leading a team to produce social & environmental impact and significant income for a thriving community organisation in Bristol.  She is also undertaking a Masters in Sustainable Development in Practice, and gets very excited about community action for climate resilience, degrowth & Doughnut Economics, and the sharing economy.

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