Samuel Wood

Data and Insight Officer

What is your motivation for working at UpRising?

Getting to be a part of the critical work UpRising does to create an inclusive, diverse, and equal society. Knowing that our work is helping young people to develop new skills, to get involved in social action, and to find jobs that are meaningful to them. It’s also a great team of people!

What were you doing before you worked at UpRising?

I was studying and exploring the nonprofit sector. I studied my BA in History at the University of Bristol and my MA in Modern British Studies at the University of Birmingham. During my undergrad, I volunteered for a handful of charities and an experience I particularly enjoyed was a research internship at a community development organisation. After graduating, I worked for a year as Data and Impact Officer at a national education charity before my masters. My historical interests in understanding neoliberalism and socio-economic inequality in modern cities also influenced my desire to work in the nonprofit sector and pursue a socially impactful career.

What is one piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self?

Always make time to care for your mental health.