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Aswad Martin

Age: 24  

Borough: Hackney  

Who am I? I currently work as a Data scientist after graduating with a master’s degree from LSE in 2019.   





Why I wanted to become an MoU Ambassador:  

As a young, black man growing up in Hackney, I’ve had to navigate two systems with great difficulty: The educational and employment systems. I grew up around many young black men who had similar skills to those I use today at work such as problem solving, project management, teamwork and research. Unfortunately, many young black men do not have the provision, social capital and support to utilise these skills in the world of work. As an ambassador I ensure young black men have a voice and are put in positions to utilise their skills in a range of sectors that sparks joy amongst us. 

What I currently do as an Ambassador:  

As a pan-London Ambassador, my role involves attending the MoU Advisory Group meetings and the Employer Champions Group – one of which is the Tech group. In meetings and workshops I provide genuine insights through my experience navigating and 'hacking' the system that was not designed for people like me to thrive in. Additionally, being solutions oriented means those insights can be converted into actionable steps to advance the positions of young black people, as we embark on a journey of skilled employment. MoU facilitates this and ensures me, and other ambassadors have a voice, regardless of our individual differences. 




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