Meet Sonali Patel, Hub Islington’s new intern. Fresh from a Human Sciences degree at Oxford University, she’s passionate about social enterprises and international development – which is good news for The Hub.
She’s a natural host who finds it easy to talk to people, fit into new environments and connect with new people. “Hub Islington is friendly, homely and the size of the open plan office makes it more intimate,” she says. As well as learning all about international development and entrepreneurship, her aim over her four-month internship is to be proactive in making things happen at Hub Islington – bringing new events and engaging speakers to the space.
In the future, you might see her flitting off to make her home in lots of different cities – Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Mexico City and Mumbai. Maybe she’ll even expand the Hub network in India. Taking into account the different environment Indian cities present and the varying needs of charities and entrepreneurs on that continent, she’d definitely change things up to make it more relevant.
Sonali’s at the Hub Tuesday to Friday every week until February, so swing by and introduce yourself, suggest speakers, or just say hello.