Originally from Glasgow, Alison developed an interest in human rights while studying Law at Edinburgh University. After moving to Australia, she became involved with Amnesty International through a short internship before continuing as a volunteer, first as a member of the Perth Refugee Group and then as a WA Branch Committee Member for several years. After returning to Scotland she became involved with the St. Marks Amnesty group as Secretary, and hopes to continue campaigning for human rights wherever she ends up living!
Alison currently works for Sustrans, promoting active travel for everyday journeys throughout Scotland.
Hollie is a former Geordie now firmly ensconced in Edinburgh life. Her day job is an employability worker for a learning disabilities charity, and in her spare time she is a human rights activist, chairing the St. Marks Amnesty International volunteers group. Aside from campaigning, Hollie enjoys going to the theatre at every opportunity, so directing Even if We Lose Our Lives brings together these two interests very conveniently indeed!
Originally from Portsmouth, Emily moved to Edinburgh a year ago in order to do rather a lot of theatre and occasionally study English Literature and Portuguese at The University of Edinburgh. Previous performances include Portia in ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and a singing, dancing tree in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ whilst previous directing and producing experience includes ‘Aristophanes’ The Birds’ at Summerhall and a multi-media adaptation of ‘Blue Remembered Hills’. Even If We Lose Our Lives marks the beginning of her involvement with Amnesty International’