Let's Phi Mentors

Each of the Phiers below have kindly made themselves available to offer advice, counselling or mentoring! Reach out via their social media profiles or set up a meeting in the Phi-Bar!

Volha Litvinets

PhD Candidate

PhD candidate, Sorbonne University, Research on AI Ethics.

Konrad Urban

CEO @ Knit

Startups & Entrepreneurship

John Collett

Academic Systems Advisor

I am a Philosophy and Cognitive Science graduate who has worked in a number of different fields and roles. I'm also in the processes of finding a job so can empathise with others who are looking. I have the benefit of having lots of experience in job hunting and tailoring cv's and preparing answers for interviews while working on how awesome and useful a philosophy background is. I can also offer advice on networking and reaching out to people. Lastly, I have Dyslexia and am happy to talk with anyone else who has it or a similar learning difficulty who maybe has questions or concerns about entering the working world with it.

Alessandra Fassio

Programme Administrator/Ethics Advisor Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF

I am a keen philosopher, holding my MA (Hons) in Philosophy (2018) and MSc in Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition (2019) from the University of Edinburgh. I'm currently in my first graduate role and (amongst other things) helped to design and implement the ethical assessment for the Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF. I am interested in data/tech/AI ethics as well as how to practically embed ethics across sectors.

Douglas Giles

Senior Lecturer, Elmhurst University

I've taught philosophy for 20 years and extensively worked as a writer/consultant in business as employee, contractor, and owner. My academic research is on social recognition, people's lived experiences, and understanding the causes of bigotry and injustice so we can decrease their occurrences. I've mentored many students over the years and love showing people how philosophy connects with all aspects of life. I'd be happy to assist you in your personal and career goals.

Sukanya Shukla


I am a doctoral candidate at Dublin City University. Starting Fall 2021, I will be working on an interdisciplinary research project on Climate and Society. I intend to explore ethical dilemmas surrounding the use of context designing as a response to the climate change crisis. Previously, I completed my MSc degree in Philosophy of Science from LSE in 2020. I studied Physics for my undergraduate degree which I completed from BIT Mesra in India in 2019. I will be happy to help with Masters, PhD applications, and PhD Interviews. Feel free to get in touch! Areas of Interest: General Philosophy of Science, Environmental Ethics, AI Ethics, Philosophy of Physics.

Zhongzheng Che


Hi, my name is Zhongzheng and I'm from China. I graduated from the University of Birmingham's programme MA philosophy of mind and cognitive science in 2020. I'd love to offer advice on my best knowledge.

Ludovica Adamo

Postgraduate Researcher | Head of Community Management @Let's Phi | Content Creator

Hi, I'm Ludovica. I hold an MLitt in Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy from the University of St Andrews and I'm currently based at the University of Leeds, where I'm completing my PhD and teaching BA courses. I can offer advice on studying in the UK as an international student (Master of PhD), Master and PhD applications, job applications etc. I'm very active on social media and I offer advice on research and career related topics on my YouTube channel. I'd be happy to help so don't hesitate to email me!

Benjamin van Loon

Communications Director, AFIRE; Adjunct Professor, Northeastern Illinois University

Benjamin van Loon is a writer, educator, communications leader with nearly fifteen years of experience across a wide range of industries, and ultimately grounded in philosophy. By day he is the communications director for AFIRE, an international real estate investment association, where he also serves as editor-in-chief of AFIRE's award-winning publication, Summit Journal. By night, he is an adjunct professor of communications at Northeastern Illinois University, where he holds a master's degree in communications and media. He is widely published in academic, professional, and creative contexts, and from 2011 to 2015, served as founder and publisher of Anobium, an independent literary publisher. He holds dual bachelor's degrees in philosophy and English and lives in Chicago.

Sherwette Saleheen

MA Philosophy of Political Science

I am finishing a double major MA degree in Philosophy of Political Science, with a specialisation in Justice and Political Legitimacy. I enjoy everything philosophy, but to be more specific I'm a Nietzschean at heart. Before starting my MA, I worked in Digital Marketing and Social Media, as well as in Public Relations and Communications. As you can see I have straddled the borders of the capitalist world of corporations and the more meaningful bubble of wisdom. So, hit me up if I can be of help.

Giles Clift-Simpson

Investment Associate

I hold an MLitt in Philosophy from the University of St Andrews. At the time of writing I am working in Venture Capital and Business Development. I can offer mentoring in Philosophy to a postgraduate standard, as well as advice on academic development, studying with SPLDs and crossing over into business. Send me a message, I’ll be happy to meet you and learn how I can help.

Marzia Marastoni

PhD Candidate in International Law - The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Marzia is a PhD Candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and Teaching Assistant in the Department of History of Legal and Political Doctrines at the University of Geneva. Her interests range from political philosophy to legal theories, human rights law, international law in times of crisis, and the relationship between emotions and international law. In 2019, Marzia obtained her MA in Political, Legal, and Economic Philosophy (insigni cum laude) at the University of Bern, where she worked as a Graduate Student Assistant and led a weekly tutorial about Philosophy of Law with undergraduate and graduate students. In 2016, Marzia received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Social Sciences (summa cum laude) from Cà Foscari University in Venice, where she was politically involved in several activities such as being a councilwoman for her hometown.

Charlotte Tomlinson


Hi! My name is Charlotte Tomlinson, and I’m a third year BA Philosophy student at the University of Birmingham! I can offer extensive support when it comes to structuring essays and editing for relevance and clarity.