Rania is passionate about young people’s role in creating positive change across society. She believes in the power of unusual partnerships to create lasting change. When these partnerships include young people and the wider community, anything is possible.
As part of the founding team at Step Up To Serve, Rania has worked with partners and young people to evolve the #iwill campaign’s collective impact strategy using insights from data and practice. She enjoys working with organisations across sectors to embed high quality youth social action in key systems with a focus on narrowing the socioeconomic gap in participation.
Rania began her social action journey at an early age, supported by Girlguiding and later the International Baccalaureate, and continued to be an active volunteer through university working mainly in schools, the criminal justice system and mental health settings. She pursued her interest in criminal justice through her PhD research with the London Probation Service.
Following her studies, Rania joined McKinsey & Company focusing on large-scale transformation and capability building programmes across a range of industries. Rania then spent four years at Teach First as Head of Strategy during which time she led on the development of the charity’s next ten-year strategy with multi-stakeholder involvement. Rania has a BSc and PhD in Psychology from the University of York. She enjoys walking at a pace across London and spending time at sea.