Jen Ang Director of Development & Policy
Jen is a co-founder and our Director of Development & Policy, responsible for strategy and development as well as oversight of our policy, communications and training. She also leads our social enterprise, JRS Knowhow.
Jen is an experienced human rights lawyer qualified to practice in Scotland, England and Wales, and New York State. She is a legal expert on asylum, human rights and children’s rights, and on the rights of survivors of torture, and is regularly asked to speak, and contribute to research, policy and publications in these areas.
Jen is also an experienced lecturer in law with the Open University, lecturing on Scots law and the law of England and Wales. She is an enthusiastic advocate of open education and widening access to education for all.
Laura ffrench-Constant Digital Training & Learning Co-ordinator
Laura is the Digital Training & Learning Lead for JRS Knowhow, responsible for creating accessible, inclusive and engaging online learning experiences.
Laura joins JRS Knowhow after delivering a variety of online learning experiences for a Scottish network body, designed to make value-driven organisations more effective. Laura previously worked for an international communication consultancy delivering training and developing resources for international researchers, and also worked on a university research project.
Laura believes that well designed digital has the potential to transform our ways of working, learning and connecting.
Ricarda Fillhardt Digital Learning Officer
Ricarda is the Digital Learning Officer at JRS Knowhow. She administers the operations, learning services and communication channels.
Ricarda previously worked in production for a large-scale event and supported an environmental social enterprise. She has also conducted political and historical education programmes for various age groups. Ricarda is a fan of sewing and has facilitated practical workshops about the environmental and human rights impact of the garment industry.
Ricarda studied global politics, theatre, and film with an emphasis on intersectional feminism, transnational solidarity, and bottom-up education as driver for change.