Mona joined upReach because she is a social mobility advocate. She previously worked in Higher Education and local government where she created and developed a number of programmes boosting access to opportunities for students from a widening participation or low socio-economic background. She is an experienced employability professional with a strong background in partnership development and project management. Her role is to oversee the efficient management of upReach’s partners, creating a strategy to drive the development of new projects and bringing in new strategic partners aligned to the needs of the upReach mission. Mona studied Chemistry. In her spare time, she mentors and is a trained coach. She likes travelling, spending time with her new niece and nephew, going to restaurants and writing food reviews and going to the theatre. She is also a Spurs fan (for her sins).