Meet the Team
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
alex ho - academic resources coordinator
I’m Alex, I joined OxFizz in October 2017 and am the newest member of the team!
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oliver Pateman - Schools and Parents Liason Officer
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 am the Schools and Parents Liaison, which means I spend most of my time speaking to our clients. I also help out by organising interview practice days and working as the on-site Summer School manager.
Sam Martin - Digital product manager
I'm Sam and I first started working at OxFizz in October 2017.
I graduated from the University of Bordeaux in France in Chemistry and have recently moved back to the UK. I also spend a year studying abroad at the University of California, Berkeley in the US. After graduating I spent time working as an intern at the Public Health department of the university focusing on tackling harmful building materials used in homes and businesses.
At OxFizz I'm the Digital Product Manager which means I manage our websites and internal services. If you have any thoughts or comments on the former then please drop me an email! I can be reached at email@example.com.