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Oxford First Gen: Education (Access and Outreach, Higher Education, Secondary Education)
February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
About the speakers:
Eman recently completed a DPhil in Computer Science from the University of Oxford in 2020. Prior to that she completed a Master’s degree in Information Security from University College London (UCL), and a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree in Computer Science from King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia. Eman has been
working in the educational sector since 2004 when she finished her BSc. She worked as a Teaching Assistant, as a Lecturer, and now she returned to KAU in Saudi Arabia as an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing & Information Technology. Eman is the recipient of multiple awards including the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Clementina Saduwa Award for Women in Engineering in 2015, and the Best Paper Award in the SecureComm conference in 2019. Her web page: https://ealashwali.github.io/
Jessy is currently in her first year of the Teach First programme, teaching Music at a school in inner London. After graduating from her undergrad in Music in 2019, Jessy stayed at Oxford for another year to complete a Masters in Education (Research Design and Methodology), with her dissertation involving researching the selection of young people onto one of Oxford’s widening participation programmes and assessing how WP programmes identify disadvantage. At the same time, she worked part-time as an Outreach Officer at St Anne’s College. She has also completed an internship with The Brilliant Club and worked as a Site Manager on UNIQ, as well as other access programmes. Having been President of Oxford First-Gen in her second year, she’s always happy to be
involved with first-gen events and help current first-gen students!
Maryanne Saunders attended a state school in West Sussex before becoming an undergraduate in History of Art at St Catherine’s College (matriculated 2012) and a History of Art masters student at Kellogg College. She attended UNIQ summer school and was in the first cohort of 100 Moritz-Heyman Scholars (now the Crankstart
scholarship). She recently handed in her doctoral thesis in Religious Art at King’s College London. Maryanne has held the post of Access and Outreach coordinator for Regent’s Park College, Oxford for the last year and is moving to a similar role at St John’s College in the coming weeks.