Alumni Leadership Board

Alumni Leadership Board2019-06-14T10:46:57+01:00

The Alumni Leadership Board works closely with the Sutton Trust to develop ways in which the Trust can continue to support its alumni body after students complete their programme.

Learn more about the Alumni Leadership Board.

Ben Jones

UK Summer School 2012
Ben is currently studying for an MA in Educational Leadership at the UCL Institute of Education, and is also governor at Arden Primary School in Stockport. He previously taught history for two years at an academy in South London as part of the Teach First programme, and before that studied history at the University of Oxford.

Elliott Miller

US Programme 2012
Elliott is an Analyst at Kobre & Kim, a law firm specialising in global financial disputes and investigations. He was a participant on the Sutton Trust’s inaugural US programme in 2012. With the Trust’s support, Elliott obtained significant financial aid to attend Middlebury College in Vermont, from where he holds a BA in Political Science.

Gemma Collins

US Programme 2013
A US Programme alum, Gemma recently graduated from Harvard University with a degree in History. Gemma now lives in London and is the Events Executive for Bright Network, an organisation that helps connect the UK’s brightest students with top employers for internships and career opportunities. (Read more about our partnership with Bright Network – https://www.brightnetwork.co.uk/about-us/sutton-trust-partnership/)

Jamil Tuki

Pathways to Law 2016
Jamil currently works as a graduate police officer as part of Police Now and has previous experience spanning law and banking. He also sits on an advisory panel at the Independent Press Standards Organisation. He holds a LLB in Law from the University of Birmingham and a MA in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick.

Joel Mullan

UK Summer School 2005
Joel is an adviser on education reform, currently working for the Greater London Authority. He has previously worked for the education technology company Jisc, and the Policy Connect think tank. Joel has an MA in Educational Planning, Economics & International Development from UCL, and a BA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford.

Josias Senu

UK Summer School 2015
Josias is a third-year law student at the LSE. He is a published author in leading private law journals, and previously sat on the Editorial Board of the NILS UK Law Review and LSE Law Review. He has also won numerous scholarships, awards and prizes, including the UBS Outstanding Student Award and Commercial Bar Association Scholarship.

Jouja Maamri

US Programme 2013
Jouja graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a BA in Political Science and Human Rights in 2018. She is currently studying for a MSc in Migration Studies at the University of Oxford. She is a proud alum of both the Sutton Trust’s US and UK programmes.

Laura Houston

UK Summer School 2010
Laura graduated in 2015 from the University of St Andrews with a BSc in Biochemistry after attending the Sutton Trust Summer School there in 2010. Laura went onto work in admissions and now manages their widening access team running a range of activities throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Natasha Holcroft-Emmess

UK Summer School 2008
Natasha attended a Sutton Trust Summer School and went on to study law at the University of Oxford. She holds a first class law degree and a masters. She trained first as a solicitor and then as a barrister. She is interested in human rights, access to justice and higher education.

Matt Maciejewski

Pathways to Law 2013
Matt is a first generation Polish immigrant and the first in his family to go on to higher education. Matt recently graduated from LSE with a law degree and is due to commence his training contract with Allen & Overy in September 2019. He is interested in politics, fitness, development and travelling, and is passionate about social mobility.

Michelle Sebele

UK Summer School 2014
Michelle is a third-year medical student at King’s College London. At university, she works as an Outreach for Medicine Student Ambassador, Realising Opportunities Mentor and committee member of KCL OpenMinds Society. Michelle dedicates her spare time to working as a Debate Mate mentor and Policy Forum Ambassador at DriveForward Foundation.

Pooja Kumari

UK Summer School 2007
Pooja is Senior Policy Officer at the NSPCC. She previously held policy roles in think tanks and charities, and started her career working as a history teacher. Pooja holds an MSc Social Policy (Research) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a PGCE from the University of Warwick, and BA (Hons) in History, Government and International Affairs from Durham University.

Rachael Melhuish

UK Summer School 2012
Rachael graduated with a BA in English Literature from Cardiff University in 2016. She has worked as a seminar leader delivering communication and leadership skills workshops, before completing the Charityworks graduate scheme. She was previously Women’s Officer at Cardiff’s Student Union and has a strong interest in political issues.

Stephanie Burrell

UK Summer School 2009
Stephanie is a Global Leadership Fellow and Practice Lead in the World Economic Forum’s Strategic Intelligence team. She holds a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford and completed her master’s degree in Global Affairs as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University. She grew up on a farm in rural Lincolnshire.