Tinu joined the staff team in 2016 as a Project Manager and has over 14 years’ experience working with NGO, public sector, government funded projects including providing training support and facilitating cross cultural community dialogue within delicate and challenging contexts.
She has a degree in Community Studies from Dundalk Institute of Technology and MPhil in Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation from Trinity College Ireland.
Integration Project Officer
Reuben joined the Cultur team in August 2014, on a part time basis as a Community Development worker, working on the issues facing people living in Direct Provision. Prior to taking up the post, Reuben spent two years working as a volunteer with the Irish Refugee Council as a receptionist and a campaign coordinator for the End Institutionalised living campaign. He possesses in-depth understanding of the legal framework and policy issues that surround the Irish asylum process. Reuben describes himself as human rights defender and community influencer . Reuben is an Integration Project officer on the Social connection and Inclusion Project. Reuben provides specialised advice on integration and support to people relating to housing and employment to people exiting Direct Provision. He has a Diploma in Sociology. Reuben is currently completing a master’s degree (MSocSc) in Community development Youth Work in Maynooth University.
Joanna Fitzsimons was born in Lithuania in a Polish family. She has lived in Ireland since 2006. Joanna has been working with Cultúr since February 2008, initially as an Information Officer and in the recent years also as a Project Officer coordinating educational and community projects. She holds a MA in Polish Philology from Warsaw University and a BA in Law from Dublin Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Cultúr, she was engaged as an Information Provider with Citizens Information Centre in Navan supporting migrants in accessing information on their rights and entitlements. Joanna also manages Polish Saturday School in Navan.
Pauline is currently employed part-time in Cultur Migrants Centre, as a job coach, tutor, facilitator and course designer. In this role she assists clients in breaking down job specifications in line with their skills, qualifications, qualities and values. Pauline also assists clients in identifying training needs and supports them with their individual career development plans and coaches clients through interview preparation. Pauline holds a 1.1 BA. (Hons) degree in Social and Community Development and is currently completing a Masters by Research Degree (MA) in Intercultural Youth Work to Inform Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at TU Dublin.
Joanna is originally from Poland and has been living in Ireland since 2007. She currently works as an office administrator in Cultur and holds a degree in the field of Business Economics and Business Organisation. Joanna has been working with Cultúr since December 2016.