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Meet the OxCAN Committee, connect with other Alumni working on climate change in your region and find out about upcoming events.



Joy O'Neill

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Joy has an MSc in Learning and Teaching from Kellogg College. She has worked in educational leadership for over 20 years and has Fellowships with the Chartered College of Teaching, Higher Education Academy and Royal Society of Arts. Since 2018 she has been working with and researching care farming and community food projects. In 2020 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship looking at global care farming.


Andrew Lee
Communications Director

Andrew’s DPhil in Social Geography from Hertford College was completed with David Harvey, looking at social issues with young people in London. He is a long serving geography educator working in London. He is currently conducting research into communicating climate change issues to school and university students.


Olivia Horne
Events Director

A graduate from Trinity and Queens' Colleges, Cambridge, Olivia studied first English and then Anthropocene Studies. She has several years of experience of organising events and managing communications for university societies, as well as of supporting organisations in reducing their Scope 3 emissions. After a year of teaching English in Germany, she is keen to contribute her skills and knowledge to OxCAN's work.



Prajwal Baral
Membership & Fundraising Director

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Prajwal is an entrepreneurial consultant and engineer providing wide ranging sustainability services at the intersection of policy, finance, and technology. He graduated from Oriel College with a Master of Science in Environmental Change and Management. At Oxford, he was Sir Walter Raleigh Scholar and Boardman Scholar. 


Nicholas Gough

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Human science graduate of Keble College who is currently working as an Associate in KPMG’s Climate Risk & Strategy Team. His work involves helping companies understand and report their climate ambitions and strategies.


Isabel Donaldson
Social Media Lead

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Isabel is an aspiring journalist with a particular interest in climate news. A Philosophy & Theology graduate from Jesus College she has recently completed an internship in the EBRD’s Sustainable Infrastructure Group and now works part-time in market research.


Artemis Gause
Database Project Lead

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[Bio coming soon]


Dominique Vassie
Graphics & Website Manager

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A Somerville Biological Sciences graduate who currently works as a freelance artist, designer and illustrator. She also holds an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation from University of Leeds with an interest in linking art and science.



Michal Fonea Alexandron
Chair of Trustees

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ESG, sustainable finance and ultra-long term strategies. Heads ESG programmes at Tel Aviv university, the Technion and Hurvitz institute for strategic management. Advises investors and governments on ultra-long term strategies. Head of Strategy at Material Future, a green infrastructure company. Formerly a Senior Manager at the UN’s responsible investors network UNPRI.


Amir Sokolowski

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 Associate director for Climate with CDP and advisor to the Chair of the Least Developed Countries in UNFCCC negotiations. Amir wrote an Mphil on geography and the environment from Mansfield.


Charalee Graydon

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Charalee is a Canadian academic and writer with degrees in law, mediation and conflict resolution. Following receipt of a Rhodes scholarship in 1982, she pursued post-graduate legal studies at Oxford. She has developed programmes for students, judges and the public on legal issues and has published academic works on climate change education. 


Recent books include Creating a Masterpiece: The Arts and the Climate Change Conflict and Life on Planet Earth: My Story. She also created mediation programmes for teachers with EduCCate and Mediators Beyond Borders International and climate change and sustainability material for EduCCate’s Energy Reduction initiative with schools. 

Any of the committee would be pleased to hear from you directly, or if in doubt who to speak to, email

The team is growing, so please check out the opportunities on the Join the team page.

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