Oxford Committee

Co-chair - Rebecca Bengoechea

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Rebecca is a History graduate from the University of Sheffield. After several months studying Spanish at the Universidad de Salamanca, her first foray into publishing was with children’s books in the co-editions department of Igloo Books. Rebecca is now an International Rights Executive for Princeton University Press following time in both their Publicity and Editorial departments. After an enjoyable year as Speaker Events Coordinator, Rebecca is now Co-Chair of the Oxford branch of the SYP with Franca and is looking forward to a fantastic 2017 with the rest of the committee!

Co-chair - Franca Driessen

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Franca graduated from the University of Exeter with a Masters in Classics & Ancient History. She started work in publishing at University of Exeter Press as a marketing assistant, but working in all areas of the press. She currently works as a Senior Marketing Executive in Academic Science at Oxford University Press. Follow Franca on Twitter at @francadriess.

Treasurer - Michelle Fisher

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Michelle is currently a Content Development Manager within the STM Journals department at Elsevier. Prior to this she gained experience working with Bodleian Library Publishing and Signal Books. She has a degree in Creative Writing and Study of Religions from Bath Spa University, a Masters in Creative Writing and a Masters in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University. Michelle enjoys writing in her spare time and has enough books at home to start a small library.

Speaker Events Coordinator - Christie Anderson

 

Speaker Events Coordinator - Lynsey Nurthen

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Lynsey is a Publishing Media graduate from Oxford Brookes, and now works as an Associate Marketing Manager for Textbooks at Routledge, Taylor and Francis. She looks forward to a great year with SYP, working with Christie throughout 2017 to organise some spectacular speaker events on all aspects of the publishing industry! Keep your eyes peeled. Follow Lynsey on Twitter @lynseynurthen

Social Events Coordinator - Georgina Leighton

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Georgie currently works at Oxford University Press as an Assistant Commissioning Editor, having initially stumbled across the Press’ summer internship scheme after completing a BA in Philosophy and German at the University of Oxford. She and Kate will be dreaming up some exciting SYP Oxford social events and looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Social Events Coordinator - Kate McNamara

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Kate is a graduate of English Studies at Trinity College Dublin, and Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling. She has worked at McGraw-Hill Education and Oxford University Press and is now Assistant Marketing Manager at Wiley. She loves Seamus Heaney, Meg Cabot, and Disney, and enjoys hoarding blank journals. She is excited for a fun-filled year with SYP Oxford. Follow Kate on Twitter @McNamaraKate

 

Marketing Coordinator - Laura Holliday

Laura is a graduate of Publishing from Edinburgh Napier, and Design with English Language from Kingston University, who now works as an Associate Marketing Manager on Medical books at Taylor & Francis. Whilst studying her publishing master’s degree in Edinburgh she was a member of the SYP there and thoroughly enjoyed the events they held and found them to be not only fun but extremely useful for networking too! Laura is looking forward to having an amazing 2017 working on marketing the SYP with Karen and the rest of the amazing committee! It’s going to be a great year!

Marketing Coordinator - Karen Raith

Karen is a graduate of English and Scottish Literature at the University of Edinburgh and MLitt in Publishing at the University of Stirling. Since graduating from Stirling, she has been an Editorial Assistant at John Wiley and Sons, Development Editor at Kogan Page, and is currently Senior Assistant Commissioning Editor at Oxford University Press (aka Hogwarts).

Oxford Brookes Student Liaison - Siân Heap

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Siân recently graduated with a degree in English and Modern History from the University of St Andrews. She misses the permanent grey sky and sandy beaches with all of her heart. She is now studying the MA Publishing Media at Oxford Brookes and can also be found working at Blackwell's. She is looking forward to raising awareness of the SYP's amazing events and opportunities.

 

Oxford Brookes Student Liaison - Amy Maidment

Oxford University Student Liaison - Maddie Pollard

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Madeleine is a second year undergraduate at Oxford University, studying English Literature. She is hoping to spread word of SYP’s exciting speaker events and valuable networking evenings across her university, encouraging attendance and engagement. With a passion for journalism and the arts, she currently works for The ISIS magazine and spent the summer of 2016 interning in South America with Bolivian Express. Madeleine also enjoys competing in her university’s cheerleading team.

Oxford University Student Liaison - Emma Woodcock