FED Executive Team: Dr Rania Marandos believes in the power of young people and is a passionate campaigner for social justice. She enjoys building cross-sector partnerships that include people of all backgrounds, ages and communities to achieve lasting system change.
Rania started her career at the London Probation Service and then focused on large-scale capability building programmes across a range of industries at McKinsey & Company. As Head of Strategy at Teach First, she led on shaping the charity’s child-centred renewed vision and strategy with multi-stakeholder involvement. This resulted in the development of ambitious collective goals to address educational inequity that are now being driven forward by the Fair Education Alliance.
Rania was a founding team member and later Chief Executive of Step Up To Serve, the time-limited charity that coordinated the #iwill campaign until its planned closure in March 2021. During this time, she enabled organisations from all sectors to work in partnership with young people to solve our most pressing societal challenges and shaped a lasting legacy for the charity.
Rania is a Governor of two primary schools and chairs their Education Committee. She is a Cranfield Trust volunteer and mentor to charity leaders and young people. Rania has a BSc and PhD in Psychology from the University of York.