Peter Vojnits

Laidlaw Scholar Alumnus, Durham Unviersity
Triana Gil

Socio-environmental Innovation Consultant, makesense americas


Wen, The University of Hong Kong

Mujessem Unuvar

Student, Trinity College Dublin

I am a 22 year old first year undergraduate in Trinity College Dublin studying Linguistics and French Joint Honours. 

Sabrina Yegela

Founder, Bantu Vegan

Akankshi Vaishya

Student, London Business School

Kayla Morrison

Laidlaw Scholar '23, Brown University

I am a sophomore at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. I believe in the power of people and is dedicated to creating substantial change socially and systemically. I plan to study political science and sociology at university to continue working to empower marginalized groups to create change and work towards a more equitable society for everyone.


Law Student , Durham University


My name is Amnah & I'm a law student at Durham University. I'm very passionate about human rights & aspire to be make a positive impact on those in pursuit of justice. My research is aimed at discussing the legitimacy of the ECtHRs decision in upholding the veil ban. Throughout my high-school years, I have initiated and been a part of many women empowerment projects aimed at uplifting the socio-economic status of underprivileged women in Pakistan, this is something I plan on working in the future as well. Other than being a an ardent feminist & humanitarian, I really enjoy travelling, hiking & baking. I am always excited about meeting new people and nurturing meaningful relationships, while I have a very lame sense of humour, I still like to think myself as super fun because no one beats my unwavering love for people, commitment to good food, adventure & exploring the world that is still unknown to us.  

Megan Shaw

Student , University of Leeds

Joe Linogao

Software Engineer, Akara Robotics

Hello! My name is Joe Linogao (he/him), and I am currently a Software Engineer at Akara Robotics and Engineering with Management graduate from Trinity College Dublin. I became a Laidlaw Scholar for TCD on April 2021 with my research proposal, "Automated Procedure for the Microbial Analysis of Contact Plates."

As a mechanical engineer turned full-stack software engineer. I have a huge love for coding, creative UIs, video games, and music! 🦾 I'm an ambitious worker and a (very) fast learner ✍️ Previous experiences include; deep-learning and computer-vision research with the Laidlaw Foundation, software intern and cinematographer at Akara robotics, and dedicated robotics teacher for the NHS. I am always willing to hone my skills and learn other skills if need be.

My hobbies include music and Dungeons & Dragons (like the absolute nerd I am). Regarding music, I've posted many songs (covers & originals) on outlets such as Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music, and many more (check out my website for more details)! Due to this, I also have plenty of experience with software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Emma Hwang

Undergraduate Researcher, University of Toronto

Claudine M Provencher

Director, Student Learning and Personal Development, LSE

Hello! My name is Batool and I am a second year Arts and Sciences at UCL. I take classes on environmental sciences, development studies and education.

For my summer research project, I co-produced a policy brief with student recommendations for sustainable futures in higher education which is addressed to policy makers in universities in the UK. This research project is still ongoing, under the supervision of Prof Lizzie Rushton, we are developing a research paper to further understand student ideas of sustainability in higher education. If you would like to be involved, please do not hesitate to send me a message!

Currently, at UCL I am the President of the UCL Sign Language Society where I lead a team of 9 other undergraduate students to organise sign language classes and events to raise awareness of deafness for a society which has over 200 student members. I am also a part of the Ahlulbayt Islamic Society and UCL TedX society committees. I sincerely hope I make a positive difference in the people around me. 

neil sadarangani

student , University of Leeds

My interest in disability law, more strictly from a jurisprudential standpoint, stems from my commitment to the enforcement of more holistic disability rights. Working with the HK Equal Opportunities Commission has given me a better understanding of both medical and social constructs of ''disabilities'' and the lack of infrastructure, unjustified but necessary for society to flourish. 

In 2022 The Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organizations (GAATO) published a long-list of 39 Assistive Technology (AT) Outcome ‘Grand Challenges’. This research project is concerned with the measurement of assistive technology outcomes and their impact at the individual level. 

Trinity College Dublin joined the Laidlaw Network in 2018. The Laidlaw Programme offers undergraduate students at Trinity the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and experience to become active global citizens and future leaders.

Laidlaw Scholars work with an academic supervisor on a self-directed, independent research project and take part in a suite of integrated leadership development activities which culminate in a challenging applied leadership experience. Laidlaw Scholars join a community of learning, driven by curiosity and collaboration, which enables diverse voices to make a meaningful impact.

The Laidlaw Programme at Trinity is open to undergraduates in the second year of a four year programme or the second/third year of a five year undergraduate/integrated masters programme.

Keir Chauhan

Student, University College London

I am a History Undergraduate at University College London and Laidlaw Scholar. My research project was on a conservation NGO in the UK and my follow-up worked with the American Bird Conservancy to produce a chapter for an upcoming eBook on People and Birds.

I am really interested in how to make our connections to nature stronger through Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work.

I am fascinated by the power of being grounded in a place, our role in the Anthropocene, and the future that we wish to envision.  That is the stories that we tell ourselves and the power of those narratives have on how we act.

Adrianna Montgomery

Adult Nursing , University of Leeds

Hi, I am Adrianna and I am part of the 2023 Laidlaw cohort at the University of Leeds. 

I am currently studying Adult Nursing. I am passionate about everything to do with nursing. There are many pathways that I will be able to explore throughout my career. However, currently I am mostly interested in genomics and would like to explore this further throughout my studies. I also have a huge passion for women’s health, especially for different ethnic groups to be able to provide education and break through the taboo barriers. Working as an adult nurse is challenging but satisfying. It is a vital role where you will make a real difference to people’s lives. 

I am working on a pre-defined research project: ‘Evaluating Interdisciplinary 'Welcome, Induction, and Transitions' Support in the Undergraduate Curriculum.’ I will be working alongside academics and other students to understand the outcomes associated with successful transitions, using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. I am excited for this project as I will be able to develop further knowledge outside of healthcare. The project allows us to build on leadership skills due to being student-led.  

Outside of my studies I love to paint and have a huge passion to attend galleries & exhibitions. I enjoy spending time walking in nature and doing yoga. Also, I love to bake and find good places to eat with my family and friends.  

If anyone has any interest in anything relating to myself, my course or the research project then please reach out 😊 

Stella Grover

Undergraduate Student , University of Leeds

My name is Stella and I’m a scholar of 2023/2024 Laidlaw cohort. I am about to embark on my second year at the University of Leeds to study French and History. 

This summer I shall begin my research project ‘Identifying South East Asians in the French Resistance’ wherein I plan to contribute to the decolonisation of French military history, diversifying our perception of the soldiers and individuals who participated and were affected by the Resistance Movement.

Home is the southern coastal town of Eastbourne and in my spare time I play Women’s Cricket for the University of Leeds. 

I am interested in all things feminist, intersectional, colonial and sociological, if you have any questions about my research or can recommend any new books or podcasts for a fellow culture vulture, feel free to get in touch with me (Linkedin works too!) 

Harrison Gerson

Student Researcher, Columbia University

My Laidlaw experience focuses on reframing the tourism industry to center the environment. In my first year, I developed a map of NYC's ecotourism, focused on environmental justice, circularity, and emissions reduction. In my second year in Santiago, Chile, I have collaborated with FEDETUR, the federation of tourism enterprises of Chile, to develop materials for tourism businesses to reduce their carbon footprint.

Andrew Singleton (he series)

Administrator, Office of the Provost, Tufts University

Andrew Singleton has recently joined the Tufts-Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Programme team as a Programme Administrator and is excited to continue to elevate the Laidlaw Programming for current and future scholars. He joined the programme from Venture Café, which connects and educates the entrepreneurial and innovation community in Boston through programs/spaces/events and many other cities around the world. He has a B.S. from MIT in Biology and a background in social-impact enterprises, wind-power, user-computer-interfaces, as well as computer network design. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys travel, hiking, and wildlife photography.
Sarah Pattison

Associate Director, Academic Programs, Cornell University