Tessy is a Social Entrepreneur, Business Woman, Philanthropist, UNAids Ambassador, Public Speaker, Activist, and Mother. Tessy is founder and partner of the Global consultancy ‘ ending Butterflies’. Some of her clients’ projects include the new global partnership with the Montessori St. Nicholas Group in the UK and Vodaphone global. Tessy is also the newly appointed associate at LSEideas at the London School of Economics. Her commitments to education can also be seen in her Foundation, Professors Without Borders – that brings top-level educators and global experts to the doorsteps of students worldwide, in order to develop talent. Moreover, Tessy is an ambassador for UNAIDS (Global Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls) and is the patron to UNA-UK. In the past, She spent five years in the Luxembourg military, during which she was deployed in Kosovo as a peacekeeper and only woman of her draft. Tessy actively promotes a number of issues, including global health and women’s rights. She is passionate about pushing her different agendas to benefit the Sustainable Development Goals and has committed her time and energy to further the work of organisations in which she believes in. Moreover, she is actively committed to strengthening basic human rights for all and empowering young women and adolescent girls around the world. She received the Woman of the Decade award from the Women Economic Forum in January 2017, the Humanities medal for spreading humanistic ideas worldwide and the Global Empowerment Award for her work in Africa. Tessy holds an MSc in International Studies and Diplomacy. Currently, Tessy lives in London with her two sons but is often travelling for her various work projects.
Rachel specialises in short-term, intensive programmes focused on communications, essential business and academic skills, and English for Speakers of Other Languages. Her belief is that education must be exciting and relevant, and this principle is the bedrock of her curriculum design and facilitation style. Rachel has worked with a variety of institutions and private and corporate clients in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. She obtained a BA with High Distinction in East Asian Studies from the University of Toronto and an MSc in International Management at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She spent fifteen years in business, gaining valuable experience in the finance, energy and non-profit sectors, most notably with Goldman Sachs and the UNHCR, before returning to education. In addition, she has an extensive track record of volunteer work in the UK, Africa and, most recently, with ProWiBo in India in 2018. Canadian by birth but a nomad by nature, Rachel has lived in thirteen countries on four continents, and this lifelong exploration of a vast array of cultures gives a global perspective to her life and work.
Rachel will be leading a course entitled ‘Contemporary Communications’, a five-day, interactive programme which targets the essential communication skills needed in the 21st century while leveraging the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the topic for exploration, analysis and discussion. The course will be centred on experiential learning, practical exercises and projects grounded in real-life scenarios.
Communications, Research Methods and Public Speaking
Georgiana is a UK Economic and Social Research Council funded-scholar undertaking an MA/PhD on the politics of international criminal justice at the University of Leeds. She is also a research assistant at the European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Georgiana holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, Christ’s College, funded by the Gates Cambridge Trust, where her research focused on the history and politics of the International Criminal Court. She holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Leeds where she graduated as valedictorian in 2016. Georgiana is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Responsibility to Protect Student Journal, a Women Deliver Young Leader Fellow advocating for comprehensive sexuality education and a member of the Association for Liberty and Gender Equality in Romania.
Model United Nations and Public Speaking
Sabrina is a doctoral student in International Relations at the University of Leeds, holds an MA in International Relations from Webster University and a BM in Music Performance from Valdosta State University. She has eight years of lecturing experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the UK and specialises in public speaking, simulations, gender and humanitarian issues. Sabrina is also heavily involved in Model United Nations programmes, both in her capacity as a lecturer where she has led several award-winning teams to international conferences, and as a conference organiser, where she works with local London secondary schools to hold a conference as a part of an outreach project at Regent’s University London. Sabrina has experience working in development projects in Cambodia and especially projects directed at young people.