Ibrahim Zanta is the Pathways Project Manager, based at Pop Up and House of Illustration. Previously, he worked in news and media broadcast co-ordinating and project production, including internationally. He currently volunteers for the British-Yemeni Society. He has a BA in Arabic and Politics from SOAS and was twice elected as Student Representative, which included initiating a campaign to tackle sexism, misogyny, and poor pastoral support.
Seán’s background is in the arts, education and events producing. He’s a programmer with the BFI London Film Festival, and programmes and producers GAZE: Dublin International LGBT Film Festival, and Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Fest. He’s pleased to be working with Pop Up – a truly collaborative and people-driven organisation, where the goal is to inspire a love of learning, open minds and bring people together through a shared love of reading.
Marlin works as an Insights Analyst, delivering business recommendations to support commercial and growth strategies with experience in both the Private and Public Sector. She’s an avid reader and – as Board Secretary – loves to support Pop Up’s agenda of promoting diversity across children’s literature as she feels strongly that children should have access to authors from a broad variety of different backgrounds.
Amanda holds a BA in Art History and Curating and is currently completing an MA in Arts Policy and Management at Birkbeck. She is passionate about educating and inspiring young minds to explore their creativity and believes that storytelling is a great way to promote diversity and inclusion in the arts.
Charlotte Eyre is the children’s editor of The Bookseller magazine, where she writes news and features about the children’s publishing industry. She programmes the annual The Bookseller Children’s Conference and launched The YA Book Prize in 2014, and is a regular guest on radio programmes such as Open Book on BBC Radio 4.