Meet our staff team
We have a fantastic staff team of passionate, committed and experienced people. They each love to work with our volunteers and members to ensure refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants have a place to belong in their new communities.
We have over 100 volunteers who offer their time, skills and energy to support our members and community. We love the commitment that our volunteers give!
Hello! My name is Sezab Idris and I am originally from Sudan. I have been in Bristol since 2009 and I started working with refuge and asylum seekers from 2017.
Welcome and Member Participation Officer
Hello! My name is Caitlin and I am originally from Bristol. In August 2021 I was appointed the position of Operations Manager here at Borderlands.
Hello! My name is Francisco Salgado and I’m from Cordoba, Argentina. After more than two years working for Borderlands, I now coordinate the drop in and its activities working closely with the Operations Manager. It's a pleasure and an everyday challenge to serve the refugee and asylum seeker community in Bristol.
(Interim Operations Manager)
Anna Giulia Perego
Hello! My name is Anna and I joined the mentoring team at Borderlands in February 2023. I have 9 years of experience working in the migrant solidarity sphere and previously worked as a caseworker at Room to Heal in London.
Hello! My name is Imy and I am originally from East Sussex. I joined Borderlands in August 2022 as the Learning Project Manager, overseeing the Borderlands ESOL classes taught by our fantastic volunteers!
Learning Project Manager
Hello! my name in Maddie, I moved to Bristol in 2019 from East Sussex. I moved into the charity sector wanting to make a positive impact within the local community and joined the Borderlands team in April 2023 as the Administration and Communications Officer.
Administration and Communications Officer
Salut! My name is Katie and I am originally from Ohio in the United States.
During the summers between pursuing my degree in International Studies, I volunteered with organsiations working alongside refugees and asylum seekers in both the USA and France.
We are grateful to have dedicated and passionate trustees:
Kimberlee Carstensen - Chair
Nick Tarr - Vice Chair