I was born (Nafissa Kara-Newton) to parents of Mauritian and South American decent, in the beautiful South London. At the age of 11 my family and I located to the even more beautiful Croydon! As a proud Londoner I&#039;ve always felt strong ties to the city and endeavoured to improve the society around me from a young age.
My educational background also fuelled my passion for civil society and sparked an interest in politics. Previously, studying at Burntwood School and Richmond College, where I specialised in the social sciences and the humanities.
Aside from my educational background I have been working since aged 16 and at the moment, I am currently on sabbatical from the London School of Economics where I study the BSc Social Policy with Government. Since then, I have been working for the National Citizen Service&#039;s Challenge Network since March 2013, as a Policy, Public Affairs and Communications Assistant. In the Summer of 2013 I was lucky enough to join the LivingWage Summer Academy, to advocate for changes in Whitehall, the private sector and public services such as social care.
In my spare time, I work on the development of Model Westminster and support the Labour Party. Outside of work I attempt to write about current affairs, read satirical, political non-fiction and teach myself graphics.