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Destri Martino (MSc Media and Communications 2006) is a 20-year veteran of independent film and the founder and editor of thedirectorlist.com, which promotes the work of female directors. She is also a writer and director with credits that include over 200 corporate videos, the web sitcom Mixed Blooms, and the short animated film The Director, which travelled the world as part of the Athena Global Shorts Program, in partnership with UN Women.
Sotiris C. Laganopoulos (MSc in Environmental Policy, Planning and Regulation 2007) is Secretary of the Bodossaki Foundation and the Programme Director of the EEA Grants NGO Programme for Greece. He oversees the development of Foundation’s programmes and activities and helps to guide strategic and operational decision making.
Dr Louise Arimatsu (PhD Law 2007) is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Law Department at Exeter University and a Visiting Senior Fellow with the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at LSE. She was an Associate Fellow at Chatham House (2006-2015), NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence Senior Fellow (2013) and was the Managing Editor of the Yearbook on International Humanitarian Law from 2009 until 2012. Dr Arimatsu’s research focuses predominantly on international law and war.
Jason Furman (MSCEC Economics 1993) is the 28th Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. He joined the Obama presidential campaign as economic adviser and served the President since the beginning of the Administration.
Masana Ndinga-Kanga (MSc Political Economy of Late Development 2013) is senior researcher at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. She has worked at the Robert F. Kennedy Centre for Justice and Human Rights in Washington D.C. and was the first Machel-Mandela Fellow at The Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg.
Michael Chandler, (BSc Social Policy and Social Psychology 2001, MSc Social Policy and Planning Distinction 2004), joined Cardboard Citizens as programme director three years ago. Prior to that, he worked for the charity Help on Your Doorstep and several homeless charities including Shelter. He is also founder and chair of the Sierra Leone-based charity WAYout and a keen filmmaker and music producer.
Helen Mayelle (MSc International Development 2014) talks about her work in Sierra Leona, why she believes access to education is key to overcoming inequalities and how the Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) at LSE challenged her to turn dreams into reality.