Board Members

Jasmine Yim

Managing Director

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Jasmine is undertaking a BA in Jurisprudence. 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. 

As Managing Director, she hopes to further grow the Six Degrees community by expanding its membership, introducing new initiatives, and improving access to trainings for consultants.

Noah Wescombe

Executive Director

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Noah is reading for an MPhil in Socio-Legal Research. He is Lead Advisor for the Ark2030 Global Cities Initiative, a Researcher with ALLFED, and a published scholar and independent consultant. He has a background in policy studies and has consulted on Deep Tech issues. Noah looks to support projects that generate policy reports and new proposals for feasible action. As Executive Director, he is focusing on strategy, networking, and operations to enhance the impact of our work, as well as expanding Six's operations and overseeing research.

Giacomo Bartoleschi

Alumnus Advisor

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Giacomo is currently taking an integrated Master in Physics & Philosophy at Oxford University, and co-founded Six Degrees Oxford 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.

Current Committee

Prisma Gautam

Branch Director, Oxford

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Prisma is studying Materials Science at Mansfield College, Oxford. Her primary scientific interest is advancement in clean energy technologies and their distribution. She has previously worked as a Six Degrees consultant on the project ‘Carbon offsetting, University of Oxford’ which investigated potential offsetting options for the university’s aviation emissions. As co-Projects Director, she has overseen and curated a project on the Oil and Gas sector post-COVID-19, and has successfully sought its publication. She looks to continue her work engaging students in impactful projects as Director of the Oxford Branch.

Catherine Zhang

Consulting Director, Oxford

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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. She has been External Affairs Director, and has overseen the operation of multiple teams working on projects through the COVID-19 Student Response Network, and liaising with management on Six Degrees involvement. As Consulting Director, she is leading our consultants and liaising with their clients.

Max Wormsley

Development Director, Oxford

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Max is studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Regents Park College, 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 has previously helped with recruitment and organised socials. As Development Director he is currently working on facilitating new partnerships and expansion for Six Degrees, and pursuing sponsorship.

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Tony Wong

Branch Director, Durham

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Tony is a student of Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Durham. He is passionate about emerging markets and development economics, such as aid, trade, institutions and investment opportunities. He has consulting experience through Six Degrees's partnership with CSRN. As director of our new Durham Branch, he is engaging more students in key work for clients and research for sustainability.

Julia Zhang

Consulting Director, Durham

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Julia is an MSc Business Analytics student at Durham University. She will be running the training sessions and overseeing the projects at Durham Branch. She a passionate driver of change in the energy and transportation industry. In the last few years, She has worked as an investment management intern and an equity research analyst. In her free time, she also volunteers at homeless shelters and works with student-led social enterprises.

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Jasper Fowler

Jasper is a second-year student studying Economics and Management at Durham University. He believes sustainable thinking should be applied to all the work that we do in life – something he hopes to nurture as Development Director at Six Degrees. He has had experience working with consulting groups – as a consultant for 180 Degrees; he was in charge of designing and implementing a volunteer outreach strategy for a charity, and assisted in transitioning the status of the organisation from a foundation to a CIO.

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Olenka Bordakova

Publicity Director, Durham

Olenka is a second year International Relations student at the University of Durham. As a Publicity Director for Six Degrees Durham, she believes that spreading awareness of sustainable development is the key to increasing people's engagement with the cause. In the past few months she has worked as Store Manager for AbScent, a charity for those suffering with anosmia, and will be continuing working on their publicity remotely this year.

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Development Director, Durham

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