Current Committee

Jasmine Yim

Managing Director

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Jasmine is a second year student at Oxford University undertaking a BA in Jurisprudence. She is interested in  environmental policy, particularly its connection to trade and development. After 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, she is excited to take on the Managing Director role. She hopes to further grow the Six Degrees community by expanding its membership base, introducing new initiatives, and improving access to trainings for consultants.

Noah Wescombe

Projects Director

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Noah previously led a team of six consultants on a project in Hilary term. He is pursuing an MPhil in Socio-Legal Research with a specific focus on social values in water law. He is also on the Committee of Oxford Climate Society, and a Fellow of Effective Altruism Oxford. With a background in policy studies, and experience doing deep tech consulting, Noah looks to support projects that generate policy reports and new proposals for feasible action. He also relishes the opportunity to learn from others from different academic backgrounds, in order to bring interdisciplinary perspectives to bear on problems.

Prisma Gautam

Projects Director

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Prisma is studying Materials Science at Mansfield College, University of Oxford. She believes strongly that sustainable practices are crucial to economic, social and political stability throughout the world. Her primary scientific interest is advancement in clean energy technologies and their distribution. She has previously worked as a consultant at Six Degrees on the project ‘Carbon offsetting, University of Oxford’ which investigated potential offsetting options for the university’s aviation emissions. Currently, as a co-project director, she is overseeing a project on policy recommendations for the economic recovery of the oil and gas industry in the face of Covid-19.

Managing Director

External Affairs Director

Catherine Zhang

Client Engagement Director

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Catherine is currently studying Economics and Management at Brasenose College, Oxford, with an interest in environmental economics and consulting. In particular, she wants to explore the incentives that can guide countries, corporations, and individuals to become more sustainable. With previous experience in client management, she hopes to build upon Six Degrees’ network, as the external affairs director. Currently, she is working on establishing a database that will track the trajectory of Six Degrees, to help us observe our impact and scope of influence.

Adelya Baban

Public Relations Director

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Adelya completed her undergraduate Ancient and Modern History studies at Oxford University, during which she held a particular interest in 20th century environmental history. She is currently working at a public sector-focused software company and will be returning to Oxford in Michaelmas to pursue an MSc in Russian and East European Studies. Her career interests lie in public sector consulting, with a focus on implementing sustainable policy and business decisions. With a background in public relations and consulting, Adelya is keen to combine the skills she has learned to expand and promote Six Degrees through outreach initiatives.

Max Wormsley

Recruitment & Socials Director

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Max is a first year student studying PPE at Regents Park College, University of Oxford. He has previously worked with Six Degrees on a project researching the viability of carbon storage and sequestration as part of a plan to reduce emissions. In addition to this, he has had consulting experience with Oxford Development Consultancy partnering with the Phakamani foundation, a microfinance initiative for women in South Africa. Max is currently working on facilitating new partnerships for Six Degrees, and building on the existing training program.

 

Founders and Advisors

Jessamyn Chiu

Co-Founder

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Jessamyn is reading Biological Sciences at Somerville College, University of Oxford and is strongly passionate about environmental policy. 

Jessamyn has consulted Unilever and H&M on sustainable development. She is also Research Assistant for Prof. Paul Lehmann, Visiting Researcher at the University of Oxford, and  analyzed the EU 7-year budget to develop a lobbying campaign for the EU. 

She is also dedicated to inequality in any shape or form, and was President of Project Access Hong Kong, an NGO focusing on bridging the access gap for underprivileged students to Oxford and Cambridge.

In the future, Jessamyn is interested in helping to build a sustainable future in a warming world. 

Jian Lim

Co-Founder

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Jian is an associate consultant at OC&C and curator of the WEF Global Shapers Oxford Hub. He has a Masters in Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Management from Oxford University.

He worked on machine learning for his thesis, and is passionate about applying the latest technology in environmental conservation efforts.

In his free time, he is heavily involved in management consultancy and data science - he led the consulting society and founded the data science society in Oxford. He is also the Curator of the WEF Global Shapers in Oxford.

Giacomo Bartoleschi

Co-Founder

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Giacomo is currently taking an integrated Master in Physics & Philosophy at Oxford University and is primarily interested in environmental 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 also passionate about promoting social justice through education. For this aim he worked for both Project Hope in Palestine and for the Oasis refugee centre in Cardiff, organising and running classes and workshops. 

Natalie Chung

Advisor

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Natalie is an MPhil candidate in Environmental Change and Management at the University of Oxford as the Esther Yewpick Lee Millennium Scholar. Inspired by a polar explorer since young, Natalie co-founded environmental organization V’air to promote sustainable local tourism as means to mitigate climate change. Working as World Bank consultant, SDG Coordinator and World Economic Forum Global Shaper expanded Natalie’s capacity in youth empowerment, corporate sustainability and impact assessment. In 2019, Natalie was appointed by the Hong Kong Government as a youth member at the Council for Sustainable Development to deliver long-term decarbonisation public engagement for the city. She participated in COP25 Climate Change Conference in the capacity of YOUNGO and Hong Kong based NGO.

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