Marita joined Consortium as our London Engagement Officer in February 2021. She will provide support to our London Members and explore future opportunities for LGBT-specific service provision across the Greater London area.
Marita has experience from the social care sector supporting people with complex needs. Since she took on her first volunteer role eleven years ago, she has been passionate about community engagement. Her volunteer experiences span from within the LGBT+ community support sector and youth support spaces, to supporting research on the conditions of LGBT+ asylum seekers. She has a MA in Migration Studies from the University of Sussex, through which she developed a strong intersectional commitment to challenging social injustice.
She is based in South London with her partner in a flat that is being slowly taken over by plants. She loves being outdoors, and during the warmer months she is often found on a patch of grass somewhere with a book and a snack.