We're a small but dedicated team of practitioners, volunteers and consultants who work together to help communities thrive
Reina has worked in fields intertwining technology and culture for the last decade. She runs a social enterprise specialising in science, tech and health for underrepresented communities. She brings a diverse range of skills to Afrocat including business and project management, broadcast and social media, initiating and running collaborative partnerships with a range of stakeholders, application and report writing.
As a trained radio presenter and producer, Reina runs Sanguine, the science, tech and health show on a local radio station and has presented on BBC Radio. Reina is a governor at her local primary school and has received training in performance management, safeguarding as well as previous work around mentoring and working with children and adults with special needs.
Linzi has worked in university administration for the past 10 years and currently provides research funding support to academics in chemistry and physics. Previously she worked in Canada at a large global financial company in a variety of administrative positions. She also has experience of voluntary work in theatre, museums and art galleries both in the UK and Canada.
Linzi is the project manager of the DARA Big Data project based at the University of Manchester, which aims to provide students from 8 African countries with skills in data science.
Pauline is from Nigeria and has lived experience of the asylum system. She has her stay and is currently studying for a degree in Social Policy at Salford University and works with people who have a learning disability.
Pauline uses her experience to help shape Afrocats programmes so people seeking asylum can have access to activities that help develop their skills and knowledge to prepare them for work and education.