Meet our vibrant Voice Team and find out what they do!
Tom is the Editor for Voice, overseeing all content. He's in charge of editorial planning, editing work from Voice Contributors, and commissioning. From a young age he has held a keen interest in politics, media, and technology. To further explore the three and how they intersect, he undertook a degree in politics and a masters in journalism.
Saskia is the Assistant Editor for Voice. She is a contributing author in the 30th-anniversary edition of The Women Writers’ Handbook and runs a blog where she puts her Journalism degree to some use, sharing her thoughts and opinions on current affairs and pop culture. Saskia has an MA in Publishing and studied Creative Writing & Journalism at the University of Roehampton. When she is not tied to her laptop, Saskia enjoys travelling, socialising with her friends, cooking and shopping online for things she doesn’t need.
Lucy is the Media Sub-editor and multimedia artist based in Manchester. When she isn’t painting, you’ll most likely find her at a gig, or reading about volcanoes. As a self-professed sign language enthusiast, cloud enjoyer, and lover of bees, she enjoys learning about anything and everything, meaning she is full of fun but often irrelevant facts.
Callum is a Trainee Journalist and film studies student at the University of the West of England with an enormous passion for cinema. When he isn't watching or writing about movies, he is an avid chess player and reader, with a keen interest in philosophy, politics and current affairs.
Sheona is a Trainee Journalist who recently graduated from the University of Manchester, where she studied History. She likes to look at events in the past and how they tie into the issues of today. Runs a motorsport blog in her spare time and attempts a bit of fiction writing. She aims to highlight local issues from her hometown in Staffordshire.
Flo is a Trainee Journalist and recent graduate from the University of Sheffield where she read English Language & Linguistics. They’re a film enthusiast, commentator and critic which means they’ll watch anything from Cheetah Girls 2 to Twelve Angry Men. In her freetime she writes everything under the sun from poetry, screenplays to short stories. Oh, and she’s a Eurovision superfan.
Lauren is a Trainee Journalist and recent University of Florida graduate where she studied journalism and French. She is passionate about immigration issues and politics, and prior to working at Voice, covered these beats at Fresh Take Florida and WUFT News. Lauren is an avid reader who loves to travel and learn more about the world.
Faith worked as a freelance journalist for a year after finishing her studies at Portsmouth College, writing for a number of esteemed publications as well as running her own music blog before joining Voice Magazine as a Kickstart Trainee Journalist. An avid vinyl collector and gig goer, Faith also campaigns for disability rights and better disabled access at live music events.
Dheeraj is a recent postgrad having graduated from the University Of Leicester in Politics, with a keen interest in current affairs and politics both domestically and also internationally. He is an avid reader, jogger, weight-lifter and has trained martial arts since he was a child – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) being his latest vice.
Bhavesh was a founding editor of Voice as an 18-year-old from Oldham determined to make it in the media world. Over six years he acted as Media Editor and Arts Award Editor alongside achieving a degree in TV & Broadcasting and an MSc in Social Anthropology. He is now working for media companies and is a Voice Associate. Read Bhavesh on Voice
Emrys manages events, projects and partnerships for Upstart and Voice, including leading on creative careers and the Arts Award Alumni programme. His background is in digital and cultural project management and he has several years experience running youth policy projects, especially embedding young people at the heart of organisations.
Dayna is the Administrator for Upstart Projects, the charity that runs Voice. Welsh born, her background is within all areas of arts and events, from performing to project management. She has worked on multiple arts events in London including indoor and outdoor Dance and Theatre festivals. She loves being a part of seeing projects grow as well as all things Travel.
You can contact Dayna at [email protected]
Diana is the head of Upstart Projects, the charity which runs Voice. She's enjoyed a long career in the arts education world, including developing the Arts Award programme for the Arts Council. Her goal is to create more opportunities for all young people to enjoy the arts and have their say and she believes Voice magazine is the perfect place to make that happen! Find out more about Upstart Projects and read Diana's views here.
Contact Diana about Upstart Projects at [email protected]