Roxanne is Volans’ plant whisperer, biscuit supplier, and general office manager. She supports the team and ensures all things run smoothly.
Roxanne is a recent graduate with a BA (Hons) in International Development. She largely focused on the resource curse, specifically within the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Postcolonial studies. Climate action is a more recent passion of hers.
In her spare time she blogs about sustainable lifestyle choices and volunteers weekly with Kings Church London’s youth group, serving around 40 young people each week. She also enjoys cooking and cultivating her creative skills with varying projects.
Roxanne’s superpower: Standing strong
Q. How did you wake up to the change agenda?
A. I grew up in post-apartheid South Africa, so the real life effects of inequality have always been in the back of my mind. I remember suddenly understanding that climate change is the most threatening to those who live in poverty – and that it exacerbates inequality – and that made me feel uncomfortable and heartsore.
Q. When are you most fulfilled?
A. When I’m busy but in control and on top of everything. And when I’ve created something beautiful or meaningful.
Q. Where is your centre of gravity: past, present or future?
A. Future. I’m young enough to believe that most of the best things are yet to come.
Q. What are you grateful for?
A. A family who sees value in me and who encourage me to push myself to fulfil the potential they see.
Q. What are you most like?
A. A river – both gentle and strong.