Megan Roantree

Megan is a writer and former magazine editor with a passion for things that young people care about. In the past, she has written extensively about grief, health, pop culture, feminism, and lots more. She’s also interviewed some major stars including Olivia Rodrigo, Niall Horan, and Ireland’s biggest TikTok star Victoria Adeyinka. Mostly she loves

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Emma Baker

Emma Baker is the Founder and Director of Aspire Agency. A consultancy agency set out with the ambition to work with clients and projects passionate about making a difference. With over 15 years of experience producing events in Ireland and internationally, Emma’s career has seen her work on every aspect of events from original brief,

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Vivienne Flood

Vivienne is currently Head of Public Affairs, RTÉ, having previously held a number of different Communication roles there also. Prior to joining RTÉ she worked within the voluntary sector for Early Childhood Ireland and Barretstown. She has recently qualified with an MSc in Management Practice from the Irish Management Institute and has just completed a

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Senator Dr. Tom Clonan

Dr. Tom Clonan is a retired army officer, university lecturer, and recently elected Senator to Seanad Éireann. Tom has campaigned to end gender-based discrimination and gender-based violence in the Irish armed forces and was a member of the HEA Expert Group on ending bullying, sexual violence, and sexual harassment in Irish universities. Tom has written

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Áine Kerr

Áine Kerr is co-founder and COO of technology start-up Kinzen. She is a former primary school teacher, former Global Head of Journalism Partners at Facebook in New York, former Managing Editor at social media news agency Storyful, and former political correspondent with Irish newspapers. Áine is also an accredited Executive Coach and is the host of

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Raevynna

Raevynna, originally from South Africa, is a neurodivergent biracial transwoman with a strong passion for technology, wellness, fantasy, and feminism. She’s a fierce advocate for body positivity, Queer rights, and creating space for neurodiverse minds to shine. She is currently a Digital Transformation Analyst and qualified software developer. She is also one of the co-facilitators

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Susan Grant

Susan is an event specialist who has consulted across various domestic and international summits including the Dublin Tech Summit, The Business Show, Sustainability Summit and AIB Future Sparks Festival. Producing, curating and seeing an event come together from concept through to fruition is her speciality! With a commercial focus, Susan drives sponsorship campaigns and manages

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Nisha Kamat

Nisha is an actuary with several years of experience in the finance industry working in the US, London and Dublin. She has a keen interest in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with a specific focus on gender equality and climate change. She hopes to use her skills to tackle these goals by working with like-minded

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Órna Murray

Órna Murray joined the team as an ambassador at the start of 2020 and instantly knew she wanted to be part of The Shona Project. She has a master’s in Health Psychology and a degree in Applied Psychology, but her genius zone is open communication and physical activity. She’s sports-obsessed and shares her passion and

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Judith Mullally

Judith reigns from Waterford, in the Southeast of Ireland. She’s a lover of fashion, spoken word, music, people, and the ocean! She is currently studying psychology and counselling. Prior to commencing her studies last year, she was a professional singer/dancer turned entertainment director for CCL, touring the world and sailing the open seas performing on

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Gillian Maxwell

Gillian is an entrepreneur who brought the Flying Tiger Copenhagen brand to Ireland and then to the USA.  Before this, she worked for the Special Olympics World Summer Games – the best job she ever had! Mum to Kate and John, she loves to drink tea and chat, and is mad for all things chocolate!

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Aoife

Aoife is 23 years old and a recent business and marketing graduate from SETU, where she joined the Shona team in 2021 as a marketing intern, as part of her work experience in college. Annnd since then, we’ve been delighted for her to stick around. In her spare time, she can be found chilling playing

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Tara

Tara is 25 and has just started college as a mature student studying psychology. She is incredibly passionate about mental health and likes to talk about it at any chance she gets to try and help break the stigma attached to mental health problems! Tara also makes YouTube videos and has a podcast called One

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Mikaela

Mikaela is 22 years old and from Co. Wexford. She is currently studying a BSc Hons degree in Applied Healthcare at Waterford Institute of Technology. Mikaela also works part-time as a Healthcare Assistant in a hospital. She enjoys going out to restaurants, doing her makeup, listening to music, watching TV, and meeting up with friends.

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Grace

Grace is a 27-year-old self-proclaimed fairy living in Waterford. Grace has her own business – Grace Marie Creative – specialising in Social Media Marketing & Content Creation. Having had quite a rough time in school and in her early 20s with her mental health, Grace’s goal in life is to help people, especially young women

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Aoife

Aoife is an artist and writer from Laois with a passion for sustainable fashion and global development. Having been diagnosed with autism at the age of 7 and hEDS (a rare connective tissue disorder) aged 15, she is an outspoken activist for the rights of disabled people. In her spare time, she loves to listen

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Ellen Conway

Ellen graduated from WIT with a Bachelor of Business degree with a specialisation in Marketing and is now in her final semester of her Masters in Science in Digital Marketing Practice. She assists in all aspects of The Shona Project but her main responsibility is running The Shona Project’s social media accounts and managing the

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Destiny

Destiny is passionate about promoting storytelling and shared experiences as a way to encourage others to share their own experiences. She believes that stigma and shame hold us back when we should be celebrated as survivors of trauma. Destiny is studying Social Science and is a talented writer.

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