Our Team

Abi Thomson

Guest Coordinator & International Impact Officer

Abi studied the not-so-obvious combo of French and Chinese at Edinburgh University, and has spent the last few years between the UK and China, studying, working and dabbling in teaching. Abi joined the team to help with outreach, inspired by AimHi’s mission to connect students worldwide with charismatic educators.

Ben Bazley

Social Media Intern

Ben is the Social Media Intern. He loves the outdoors, the AimHi ethos, and excuses to be on Twitter all day. Ben currently reads History and Politics at the University of Warwick.

Writer & Outreach Officer

Elizabeth is a writer and educator based in sunny Lisbon, Portugal. With a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Master’s in French, Elizabeth is deeply interested how language connects, directs, and changes us. After hearing about AimHi’s incredible mission to provide accessible, inspiring lessons to students all around the world, Elizabeth joined the team to help with writing, promotion, and guest coordination.

Fayrouz Dridi

Senior Video Editor & Creative Lead

Passionately curious about the tiniest particles in the universe to the largest cosmic structures, Fay's mission is to make AimHi's voice resonate deeply with our learners through the artistic development of our lesson recordings.

Fred Bratley 

Senior Video Editor and Motion Graphics Animator

Fred is a Film & Literature graduate and creative jack of all trades. He is a devout believer in the edutaining power of new media and pleased to make AimHi a part of his continuing education

Henry Waite

Director & Co-Founder

Henry is a Chemistry graduate from the University of Oxford and a governor at a school in Tower Hamlets. Henry has a love of communicating the wonders of nature, particularly pangolins and sharks! With a headteacher for a mum, Henry is highly appreciative of the impact teachers can have on individuals and the world.

James Lemon

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

James is an illustrator who likes to create fun and vibrant imagery. He has worn many hats through his working career but has now settled on a life of illustration. He now reserves the hats, accessories and jewellery for all the characters he creates. James hopes to support AimHi by providing fun engaging illustrations for a cause he believes in.

Katherine Lovage

Outreach, Brand & Social Media Lead

Katherine is a writer and editor living in North London. She previously worked at Time Out, and has several years experience in freelancing copywriting and branding. Katherine works to make sure AimHi has great content and is deeply invested in creating equal opportunities through education. Her cat is treading on her keyboard as she is writing this.

Kristin Park

Writer and Outreach Officer

Kristin is passionate about three things: Finding the fudgiest brownie recipe, seeing the world, and writing vivid copy for AimHi.  On any given day, you can find her doing at least one of the three. She’s excited to work on writing and outreach for a platform that inspires learning. 

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Maryann Henderson

Deputy Head

Maryann comes from a family of educators and trained as a Secondary School Teacher in New Zealand. She oversees the day-to-day running of the school, and works across all of strategy, planning, communication, production and locating the best memes.

Matthew Shribman

Head Teacher & Co-Founder

Matthew’s mission is to make science as accessible as oxygen. You can find out more about Matthew on his teacher bio page here.

Oana Marin Rusu

Video Editor

Oana is a video editor passionate about documentaries and real stories. She has an MA in Film and Television and her work has been screened in venues such as The Royal Air Force Museum and Alexandra Palace. She has a curious mind and enjoys learning new things whilst editing videos for AimHi.

Polly Gregson

Writer

Polly is a writer and researcher specialising in climate change, and is supporting AimHi whilst working at the Eden Project. She lives between Cornwall and Les Landes and likes surfing and earthworms.

Sarah Humphrys

Environmental Impact Lead

Sarah is a Conservationist with a background in Anthropology and a passion for delving into cross-cultural relationships with the environment. When she isn’t pottering around in her campervan, attempting to knit or taking blurry photos of trees, Sarah is focused on unleashing the power of engaging, nature-focused education to empower learners around the world to make a difference.

Sophie Thomsett

Head of Impact Outreach

Sophie has worked with secondary school students in the UK, France and Japan and she wants to help ensure the climate and ecological emergency is on the curriculum in every country. She's passionate about enabling people to turn climate anxiety into climate action and has joined the team to make sure AimHi's climate course reaches as wide an audience as possible, both in the UK and globally.

Steph Lau

Head of Strategy and Development 

Steph is passionate about ensuring all children, no matter their background, can access an inspiring education. For the past few years, Steph has supported social enterprises and tech startups with business development, research, and writing.

Yadiana S. Gibert

Video Editor

Yadiana is an Editor and Filmmaker from Havana, Cuba having studied at the University of Kent after being awarded a fully-funded Chevening Scholarship to study Film in the UK  at the University of Kent. Yadiana volunteered as a film teacher for children between 8 and 10 years old, working alongside community leaders to bring cameras and equipment to children with difficult access to education in Cuba.

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