Cynthia Anyadi


Cynthia first got involved with Envision during Sixth Form, taking part in the KS5 Programme in Year 12. Along with her schoolmates she developed a workshop for Year 9 students in her school to raise awareness about the mental health problems young people deal with.

In 2016 Cynthia returned to Envision in the position of Graduate Trustee, representing the voices and opinions of the young people Envision works with. Having taken part in the programme herself she also provides feedback regarding changes and improvements that can be made so that the needs of the young people are always kept at the forefront of decisions.

Cynthia is interested in inequality and changing cultures, and is currently doing a master’s at Royal Holloway University. Outside of her work with Envision and studying she is also Head of Research at Black Geographers, helping to understand and reflect the changing needs of young people, academics, and professionals within the field. 

My time on the programme helped me to develop my confidence and become less apologetic in voicing my opinion about the issues I am passionate about. I returned to Envision as a Grad Trustee because I believe that more students should be given the opportunity that I had. I’m proud to be involved with a charity that strives to tackle issues that are so important to me and I’m really excited to see how Envision continues to grow.