Nikol Chen (she/her)

Digital Content Manager, Laidlaw Foundation
Asha Scaria Vettoor

Founder & CEO, Swara - Voice of Women



Kayla Kim

Marketing Manager, Laidlaw Foundation

Hello! I was Laidlaw scholar in 2019, and I studied national, regional, and local identity in northern Tajikistan through the lens of women's fashion. 

For year after graduating, I worked for the UN Mine Action Service which removes landmines from conflict and post-conflict regions. Now I have returned to the Laidlaw foundation!

Please feel free to get in touch. I'm always happy to meet new people and chat, especially about nationalism/politics of gender/Central Asia/demining/UN/writing or even ballroom dance :)

Kevin Fang

Student, UCL

Leigh Nixon

Learning and Development Partner, University of York

Joel McKeever (He/Him)

Student Employability Officer (Laidlaw Programme Coordinator), Trinity College Dublin

Joel is the Student Employability Officer with the Trinity Careers Service. He manages a range of  co-curricular student development projects, including the Trinity Employability Awards and the Laidlaw Programme.

As the Laidlaw coordinator for Trinity he coordinates leadership development activities, student coaching, and the day-to-day support of the Laidlaw Scholars.

Prior to joining the Careers Service, he worked in Trinity's Academic Registry as a Team Manager (Communications and Human Resources) with a focus on developing modern and inclusive support services for students and staff. He has previously worked with Trinity's Office of Global Relations to develop the Global Room and Campus Visit initiatives for international students.

He is a founder and former Chair of Trinity's LGBT Staff Network and is committed to Trinity's mission of fostering excellence by empowering accessibility and diversity in higher education. A graduate of Trinity, he holds a B.A. (Mod.) in English Studies, a Diploma in Learning and Development (CIPD), and was conferred with a Master in Arts (Dubl.).

Enobong Kennedy

Marketing Director, Emerging Markets & Africa, ZOLA Electric

Sarah Gillis

Senior Account Manager, London Business School


MBA student, LBS

Niall Santamaria

Chief Investment Officer, Laidlaw Private Office

Philip Rauber

Learning Developer, LSE

Sharon Fryer

Partner, Collyer Bristow LLP

Emma Merryweather

Student, University of York

I'm an undergraduate Natural Scientist at the University of York, specialising in nanoscience. My research project was aimed at finding a thermoelectric material that could power biomedical devices with a patient's very own body heat. 

Irina Horodinca

Student Funding Advisor, Said Business School, University of Oxford

Louisa Kamajaya

Student, University of York

I'm a Biomedical Science student in the University of York. I've always been interested in tropical and infectious diseases as it is something is close to home for me.
Bobbie Mills

Senior Researcher, Education Policy Institute

Gracie Daw

Student, N/A

I am a first year History and Politics student. My research project is titled 'How has devolution affected the UK's coronavirus response?' 

I will be trying to understand which factors change the public's perception of their government. I will do this by comparing the devolved administrations in the UK around a specific policy, which was broadly similar despite being devolved, and then understanding which factors affected a change in perception. 

Daniela Bultoc

Higher Education & Laidlaw Consultant , Laidlaw

Lorna Sealy

Laidlaw Scholarship Programme Administrator, University of Leeds

Kristen DSouza

Student Researcher, Cornell University

Hi! I am a sophomore at Cornell University studying industrial and labor relations and pursuing a minor in inequality studies. My research focuses on intercultural communication in the workplace, analyzing the communication styles of first-generation Indian-American business professionals. I've always been interested in capturing people's stories, and hope to translate that to an informed research report on today's multicultural business landscape. 

In my free time, I enjoy reading books (anything Toni Morrison or James Baldwin!) and trying in vain to accomplish a sub-20-second finish in the New York Times mini crossword.