Hear from members of our inspiring global alumni community about their time at Essex and where life has taken them since.
Nicole Widdersheim (MA Theory & Practice Human Rights, 2005) - for over 20 years Nicole has designed and managed human rights, justice and atrocity response programming in post-genocide Rwanda, Darfur, South Sudan, Haiti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Bangladesh, Burundi, and the Philippines. She has held positions at USAID, Oxfam International and the National Security Council at the White House, and is currently senior policy advisor for the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide in the US.
Simon Cox - more details coming soon.
Lina Maria Venegas (MA Conflict Resolution, 2016) - Head of Policy and International Affairs of the Colombian Ocean Commission for the Colombian Navy, Lina’s focus is on national public policy for oceans and coastal areas, international organisation co-ordination including with UNESCO, and the coordination of the Colombian Antarctic Programme.
Dotun Adebayo (BA Philosophy, 1987) - radio presenter, writer and publisher, best known for his work on Up All Night on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Carry Somers (MA Native American Studies, 1992) - ethical fashion designer, social entrepreneur and founder of the world’s largest fashion activism movement who has just returned from sailing around the Galapagos islands.