Meet the Team

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zoe tyndall - ceo

After graduating, I began my career with OxFizz in it's very early days as the third full-time staff member. After completing a six-month placement, I went on to work for BritainThinks, a leading research and communications agency for 4 years. I then moved in to social investment - in Haiti, as Head of Portfolio and M&E for Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus' fund Yunus Social Business; and then in the UK, with Charities Aid Foundation's social investment fund, Venturesome. 

I had stayed involved with OxFizz in a voluntary capacity for many years, and having read thousands of social enterprise business plans, always thought OxFizz had a brilliant model with enormous potential, so jumped at the chance to return as CEO in late 2016. 

Outside OxFizz, I am Chair of Trustees of Seenaryo, an arts and education charity working with Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon; and The Advocacy Academy, an organisation supporting young people from marginalised communities in South London to become political activists and campaigners.

I am always happy to chat about OxFizz - please don't hesitate to get in touch on zoe.tyndall@oxfizz.org.


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alex ho - academic resources coordinator

I’m Alex, I joined OxFizz as the Academic Resources Coordinator in October 2017. 

I studied Music at Merton College, Oxford, graduating in 2016, before completing a Master’s in Music at Jesus College, Cambridge. I’ve been involved with a number of charities in the past including IntoUniversity, Physically-Handicapped and Able-Bodied (PHAB), and National Orchestra For All (NOFA). Most recently, I was the administrator for the Cambridge Choral Experience, an open day for students from state-schools that aimed to give an insight into the choral scene at Cambridge and Oxford universities.

My role at OxFizz involves working with schools and students, specifically organising and delivering events related to university applications that includes our Widening Participation Programme.

We are always delighted to support schools for their students’ university applications, so if you are based at a school looking for university support - do drop me an email at alex.ho@oxfizz.org


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lee robertson - volunteering coordinator

I’m Lee, and I joined OxFizz as Volunteering and Charities Coordinator in 2017.

I’m a recent graduate in Human, Social and Political Sciences from Selwyn College, Cambridge - having previously been a pupil premium student. During my time at university I was heavily involved in student politics, campaigning on LGBT issues and eventually becoming JCR president.

Our volunteers are a fantastic, high-achieving, interesting group of recent graduates working across a range of industries. The heart of my role is making their experience volunteering with us as enjoyable and impactful as possible. I manage volunteer communications, organise volunteer events and socials, and liaise with the excellent charities our volunteers fundraise for.

I’m always happy to chat about volunteering at OxFizz - please don’t hesitate to get in touch on lee.robertson@oxfizz.org.


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Katie meyrick - Digital product manager

I'm Katie and I started working at OxFizz in March 2018 and am the newest member of the team

I studied Spanish and Linguistics at the University of York, which also involved spending a year studying abroad in North West Spain. Since graduating in 2015, I have worked in at a performance media agency (running digital campaigns for charity clients) before moving to the public sector, where I have worked on projects improving digital services for three different government departments.

I have volunteered with a variety of charities including Asthma UK, Student Minds, Banbury Young Homelessness Project and offering Spanish tuition at a local school.

At OxFizz I'm the Digital Product Manager which means I manage our websites and internal services. If you have any thoughts or comments, please drop me an email! I can be reached at katie.meyrick@oxfizz.org.

 


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Bronte cook - schools and parents LIAISON

I’m Bronte and I have been working with OxFizz since September 2017, moving to work with the core team OxFizz in April 2018

I graduated in Law from Selwyn College, Cambridge and continued onto postgraduate study in Mental Health Law and Ethics. Whilst at university I held the position of Disabilities and Mental Health Officer on the College JCR, and spent a lot of time campaigning for mental health charities and currently run a blog the focuses on mental health awareness (I’m sure you can see the theme)

At OxFizz I'm the Schools and Parents Liaison Officer which means I am the main point of contact for our clients. I can be reached at bronte.cook@oxfizz.org


Our Summer School Team

Rachael Griffiths - Programme Director

I'm Rachael, and I'll be working as the Programme Director on the summer school this year. 

I completed a BA in Religion and History at SOAS in London, a MA in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at Oxford University, and I'm now completing a PhD in Oriental Studies also at Oxford. In addition to my study, I'm also Junior Dean at St Hilda's College, Oxford, and I run Branch Up - an Oxford-based charity which delivers extra-curricula activities to disadvantaged children locally. 

As Programme Director for the summer school, I'll be overseeing the delivery of our academic services, working with our tutors to deliver world-class teaching. I'll also be responsible for the pastoral, well-being and safety of all of our students. 


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Oliver Pateman - Summer school manager

I'm Oliver, and I first started working at OxFizz in September 2017.

I recently graduated from Merton College, Oxford in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. While at Oxford, I was involved on both JCR and College Committees, the Boat Club and College Chapel. I also volunteered as an Outreach Ambassador for the Classics Faculty running workshops in schools, being involved in Q&A sessions with visiting students and helping on Open Days.

I will be working on-site on our summer school this year, coordinating the day-to-day running of the programme and liaising with our students and parents.