As the administrator for our Reporting Program, Mags helps to coordinate and deliver on a range of our activities.
Mags’ primary role is supporting our reporting program with coordinating outreach activities and workshops. She also supports Shift’s broader operations management with general administration and research. She is based in Shift’s London office and works part time.
Mags has an established interest in and commitment to promoting human rights and frequently volunteers with civil society organizations and charities. Amongst other activities, she has been a Youth Offending volunteer, an Independent Custody Visitor and a student legal advisor at the Nottingham Women’s Centre. Currently, she spends Fridays as an information and advice volunteer for a leading UK civil liberties charity answering letters from members of the public on their human rights entitlements. Mags is a member of a number of leading human rights associations and is a trustee of a women’s charity.
Professionally, she has a background in international cultural relations. At the British Council she worked on global projects and as executive support to two executive board members. At the Chevening Scholarship Secretariat, the flagship scholarship program of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mags oversaw and coordinated activities with British embassies in eastern Europe and central Asia as well as conducting workshops for incoming scholars to the UK in Belarus, Turkey, Ukraine and Serbia.
Mags studied at the University of Leicester, Jagiellonian University Poland, Uppsala University Sweden and Nottingham Law School and the University Centre of the Westfjords, Iceland. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and post-graduate diplomas in law and legal practice. She is a third generation British national of Polish extraction and speaks English and Polish.