Our team

Our team

Jenny Foster, Project Lead

Jenny Foster has 15 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, Development 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.

Aamina Mohamed, Project Assistant

Aamina is a BSc Politics and International Relations student at the University of Bristol. She has been an advocate for the SDGs since sixth form, winning the UN Global Social Leaders competition’s Impact Award in 2019 and receiving a letter from Sir David Attenborough for her group’s efforts. 

Aamina is passionate about justice and reducing inequalities in all aspects, socially and environmentally. She came to GGC via Babbasa’s Trailblazer programme, and strongly believes the work done at GGC supports her aim of making a positive impact on our ever-changing world.

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.

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Alice Flannery, Digital Producer

Alice is an experienced charity communications professional and freelance graphic designer.

She is motivated to create engaging and thought-provoking content that educates and inspires audiences, ultimately working to address some of the most pressing issues of our time. 

Madhura Joshi, Project Consultant Volunteer

Madhura is an international student pursuing her Masters in Business Analytics at the University of Bristol. She has a background in tech and research experience in the field of AI-ML within the healthcare sector. She has been a part of various women in tech communities for the past 4 years and enjoys learning and sharing from others. She believes in “Lift as you climb!” 

Madhura aims to contribute toward sustainable development with her technical and management skills, learn more about sustainable practice and use her skills in a way that contributes to making the world a better place.  

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.

Chloe Grimwood, Intern

Chloe is currently pursuing a Masters in Sustainable Development in Practice at UWE Bristol. She graduated from Winchester University with a BSc (Hons) in Sociology and it is from here that her passion for social equality, promotion of diversity and rights, and environmental protection and sustainability grew. For her dissertation, Chloe explored the environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry.

She hopes to work towards a more sustainable future and is keen to work in the NGO sector to help promote sustainability through bottom-up initiatives.

Our Projects

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Voices: Art is Refuge

Celebrating the work and creative resilience of Bristol-based artists from the refugee and migrant community.

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Groundbreakers

An exciting competition across Bristol to inspire and equip young people to take action for climate and social justice.

Learn about the journey of your clothes with THREADS interactive game.

Threads Game

Our interactive game takes you on a journey that reveals the impact of fast fashion on people and planet.