I’m Kai O’Doherty, your elected Vice President Welfare. I am an MSc Policy Studies student at the University, having moved here in September 2017. Before I came to Edinburgh I studied Political Science at McGill University in Quebec but I am originally from Bermuda.
Welfare has always been incredibly close to my heart, as the LGBT+ officer in 2017/18 but also at my undergrad university McGill I did a lot of work on sexual assault survivors’ support and policy advocacy. I have a history of writing and giving trainings to new first year students on areas of sexuality, gender, consent, race and colonialism, and supporting issues of fair working conditions. I’ve done some work on trans issues as a trans student myself, just recognising how small things like having more gender neutral toilets or changing bureaucratic structures can make a big difference.