Meet the Team
Ben graduated from the University of Manchester in 2020 with a BA in History and American Studies. Ben was previously a Campus Coordinator, and a Campus Director of The Pinsker Centre, and has been a firm advocate for intellectual tolerance on university campuses, having been elected as a delegate to the National Union of Students, and the World Union of Jewish Students. Ben was cited in the Jewish News' ''twenty five under 25'' list, where he was described as playing ''an instrumental role in standing up to antisemitism on campus.''
Deputy Executive Director
Sarah graduated from Durham University in 2019 with a BA in Geography and Economics, and completed an MA in Geographical Research in 2021. During her undegraduate degree, Sarah was Events Office for the university's Conservative Association, and as a postgraduate student she served as President of the Durham Union, Durham's primary debating and free speech society. Sarah was previously a 2020-21 Policy Fellow at The Pinsker Centre.
Director of Outreach
Thomas studies for a degree in International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. He has previously worked under Lord Dan Hannan in the European Parliament, where he contributed to the opposition to the EU Copyright Directive and attended summits on international trade and religions freedom. Thomas has written on foreign policy matters for the Wolves of Westminster, before joining the Pinsker Centre as a 2020-21 Policy Fellow, and now as Outreach Director. In his role, Thomas works to reach out to university societies, speakers and has formed strong partnerships with both the Defence and Security Circle and NATO.
Emmie currently studies for an MSc in Security Studies at University College London (UCL), having previously graduated with a BA in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy from Reichman University (formerly IDC, Herzliya). Emmie has previous experience in the think tank world from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS) and the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT).
Jonathan graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in History and an MSt in Modern Jewish Studies. He has nearly a decade of experience of non-profit management and campus organising, having previously been the Campus Director of an educational charity, a member of the National Council of the Union of Jewish Students and an organiser of the IHPS Lecture Series convened by Baroness Ruth Deech at the University of Oxford. Jonathan has been published in the Huffington Post, the Jerusalem Post, Fathom Journal, and the Jewish Chronicle.
Marina graduated from the University of Bristol in 2022 with First Class Honours in BSc Economics and Politics and is currently completing an MA in International Political Economy at King's College London. During her undergraduate degree, Marina served as President of Bristol International Affairs Society, as Events Officer at Bristol Investment Fund and was selected to participate in several European Jewish Association Conferences. In 2020, Marina joined the Pinsker Centre as a Policy Fellow.