FOUNDER & CEO
HANNA NAIMA MCCLOSKEY (she/her) is of Algerian-British heritage and the Founder & CEO of Fearless Futures. She has worked for the UN, NGOs and the Royal Bank of Scotland, across communications, research and finance roles; and has lived, studied and worked in Israel-Palestine, Italy, USA, Sudan, Syria and the UK. She has a BA in English from the University of Cambridge and an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, with a specialism in Conflict Management. Hanna is a passionate and skilled facilitator and educator, and education is the life blood of Fearless Futures.
CHIEF PROGRAMMES OFFICER
SARA SHAHVISI (she/her) is a former teacher in inner-city state schools and her expertise lies in pedagogy, research, social policy and facilitation. Alongside programme leadership, she is responsible for ensuring high quality delivery from our facilitators. She is brilliant at facilitating complex concepts for groups of young people and adults alike and creating transformational learning experiences. Alongside her BA in Politics, Psychology and Sociology from University of Cambridge, she has an MSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics.
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES & COMMUNICATIONS, GLOBAL
SABLE LOMAX (she/her) comes to Fearless Futures with over 10 years of experience in PK-12 education and program development. Her expertise lies in curriculum development, facilitation, pedagogy, and Black studies. She has wide-ranging experience in facilitation, including workplace effectiveness and diversity. Sable has done extensive research on the the long-term effects and overall effectiveness of oppression by way of criminalization of poor people of color, and the importance of Black feminism and the African aesthetic to resist various systems of oppression. She received her BA in African American Studies and French from Temple University and a MSEd in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Sable is also a community creator, focusing on building vast national networks for professional women of color in order to arm them with the necessary tools to show up full and whole, both personally and professionally, while eating large amounts of cookies.
SENIOR CORPORATE PROGRAMMES COORDINATOR
CLEO BERGMAN (she/her) is a proud New Yorker of Japanese, German, Irish and British descent, and is Fearless Futures’ Corporate Programme Coordinator of the U.S. branch. She has managed a variety of communities and spaces across the arts and hospitality industries, working alongside corporate, creative, and non-profit clientele to facilitate events and lead productive work environments. She joins Fearless Futures with the intention of challenging and changing workplace dynamics in the U.S. by bringing intersectionality and equity to the forefront of diversity initiatives. Cleo credits her commitment to empowerment and intersectionality to her alma mater, Smith College, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology and East Asian Studies.
SENIOR PROGRAMMES COORDINATOR
KAYALVELI SIVAKANTHAN (she/her) is responsible for managing the overall logistics for all our client facing programmes, UK & Internationally. Kaya also holds a firm lead on the finances and culture at FF. Prior to this, she has worked alongside young people, coaching and mentoring disadvantaged secondary school students as well as having volunteered for a wide range of high profile NGOs. Kaya holds a BSc in Psychology from Brunel University London.
FACILITATION & LEARNING DESIGN MANAGER
COMMUNITY MANAGER & SENIOR FACILITATOR
ASHER FIRESTONE (they/them) is a New York-based activist and artist from Israel-Palestine. They completed their Master of Public Policy at the University of Virginia, where they co-founded the PULSE Dialogue Retreat, facilitating students in identity questions around cycles of oppression. They also conducted research for young LGBTQ adults in Latin America to receive effective online mental health resources. Asher then spent two fellowship years living in Tel Aviv, creating a podcast about civilian voices in Gaza and developing community leadership seminars. They are a dynamic facilitator and writer for Fearless Futures, who challenges individuals to engage in vulnerable anti-oppression work.