Melissa Nalubwama-Mukasa

Research and Events Assistant

I joined Reform as a Research and Events Assistant in September 2018. I am interested in policy issues focusing on education, housing, and criminal justice.

My time is equally split between Research and Events which allows me to not only learn about both aspects of Reform’s work but to further develop professionally. Currently I help the research team with discrete tasks around specific projects such as access to higher education and homelessness. Similarly, I help the events team with the delivery of Reform’s annual events programme.

Before joining Reform, I studied History at the University of Leicester. I was also an intern to the Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP which gave me the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into local politics and research into policy issues.

I volunteer as an Equality and Diversity Champion whereby I actively promote BAME, HeforShe and LGBT activities, events, support services and networks. I am also a self-proclaimed Netflix connoisseur and an avid traveller with a keen love for Paris, St Tropez and Monaco.

What makes you get out of bed in the morning?

Very loud music in the morning which is lovingly provided by BBC 1xtra.

Most likely to say…

‘The housing crisis is gentrification’