Standing Board

Noah Wescombe

Executive Director

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Noah read for an MPhil in Socio-Legal Research at Oxford. He has previously been a Research Affiliate with ALLFED, and a policy affiliate with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Future Generations. He is interested in all areas of environmental policy and strategy innovation for sustainable development. Noah has a background in policy, law, and environmental studies and has consulted on "Deep Tech" applications for legal and environmental solutions. He has led teams on high profile projects with Six Degrees, and has expanded Six's operations to five Russell Group universities beyond Oxford, continuing to oversee all their strategy and operations, as well as pursuing new development opportunities.

Jasmine Yim

Managing Director

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Jasmine is undertaking a BA in Jurisprudence at Oxford. She is interested in environmental policy, particularly its connection to trade and development. She has had a fruitful experience consulting for Six Degrees for two cycles last year, and learning more about its operation during another two cycles as Client Engagement Director into 2020. As Managing Director, she hopes to further grow the Six Degrees community by expanding its membership, improving access to trainings for consultants across branches, and connecting with partners. She also oversees the management and resources of our branches. Currently Jasmine is on hiatus, but will be back with us soon.

Advisors

Giacomo Bartoleschi

Co-founder, Oxford

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Giacomo is currently taking an integrated Master in Physics & Philosophy at Oxford University, and co-founded Six Degrees Oxford, as the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, with two other students in 2018. He is primarily interested in eco-entrepreneurship and environmental policy. In 2018, he worked for ASHOKA, the world's largest network for social entrepreneurs, doing research on NGOs impact on smallholder farming in the global south, and organising an accelerator program on fuel poverty. He is now acting as an advisor to the Six Degrees leadership.

Jessamyn Chiu

Co-founder, Oxford

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Jessamyn is a sustainability advocate and an associate at BCG London, having read for a BA in Biological Sciences as a Bentifoglio Scholar with a number of prestigious awards. She co-founded Six Degrees as the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development in 2018, and was also President of Project Access Hong Kong. She has also been a sustainability and policy consultant for a number of organisations in the private and third sectors. Jessamyn is interested in helping to build a sustainable future in a warming world, and is advising the current Six Degrees leadership on strategy and approach.