Filipa Range Rodrigues
Filipa is from Lisbon, Portugal. After studying in the UK for her degrees, she moved to Brussels to work for the Portuguese Socialist Delegation in the European Parliament. She has since worked for the UNODC on environmental crime and climate in Lao PDR, as an electoral officer for the UN Mission in Timor-Leste, for the UNDP in New York and as an international consultant in Jordan. She has been back in Brussels since January 2017 and joined Theresa’s team in January 2018 to work on energy and climate policy. Filipa likes spending time with her two kids, cooking and sitting down with a good book.
Alice has been in Brussels for 7 years, working at first as an English teacher, then as a trainee copywriter before joining the European Parliament in 2011. Alice studied English at Brunel University, and also read Philosophy at KU Leuven University in Belgium. In her spare time Alice plays camogie with the Belgium GAA, and enjoys spending time with her cat Lancelot, as well as travelling around Europe on weekends. Originally from Wolverhampton, Alice supports the Wolves from afar, and goes to the games with her family whenever she goes back to the UK.
Jonathan moved to Brussels from Wigan straight after university, working on EU inter-institutional relations for the S&D Group before working on EU Employment and Social affairs with Siôn Simon MEP. Jonathan studied Political Science at the University of Hull and the Free University of Brussels, with a focus on constitutional affairs and European politics. After working in Brussels for two years, Jonathan took up a law conversion course in Manchester, before returning to Brussels to work at the European Parliament. Outside of work, he enjoys rock climbing, cycling and going to music concerts.
North West Office
From Liverpool, James is a Liverpool City Councillor for Greenbank ward and a serving member of Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority. He holds a BA and an MA in History, and a PGCE in teaching adult learners. He previously worked as a Lecturer at St Helens College, a Policy Advisor for a Labour MP and as a Researcher at the University of Liverpool. He is a former Vice Chair of the Fabian Society and a current Executive Committee member of SERA (Labour’s environment campaign). He recently finished the Hong Kong Marathon and runs regularly with his local running club.
Jon comes from Blackpool and moved to Liverpool to go to university where he studied Politics & Philosophy before completing his postgrad in International Relations. Jon is now studying for an MA in Social Work, and hopes to specialise in working with older people when he graduates. Jon manages Theresa’s casework. Before joining the team Jon volunteered and worked with the CAB across Merseyside. Outside of work Jon likes running, cycling, photography and his Siamese cat, Charles.
Carmel is from Hertfordshire but has lived most of her life in the North. She previously worked as a Research Assistant for the NSPCC in Blackpool and Postgraduate Biomedical Researcher at the University of Manchester. Carmel studied a Masters in Diplomacy and International Relations at Lancaster University. Carmel volunteers with various European youth charities. She is particularly interested in renewable energy, environment and public health policy. In her spare time Carmel enjoys travelling and walking in the countryside.