The Atlantic Institute has appointed Lucy Mercer to the newly created role of communications executive. Lucy will provide administrative and editorial support to the Communications team, working alongside the communications lead and multimedia editor on a wide range of digital communications for many different audiences, from Atlantic Fellows and policymakers to the media and other interested stakeholders.
Previously, Lucy worked in marketing for Oxford University Press, promoting educational resources and professional development opportunities to teachers and also helped coordinate conferences, exhibitions and webinars. Before that, at Bristol University Students’ Union as campaigns and policy coordinator, she drove changemaking campaigns and community-building initiatives, with efforts to enable activism at the heart of her role.
Lucy wants to inspire and enable young people to have extraordinary futures and fulfil their potential, regardless of background. She carries out voluntary work to assist University of Oxford access and admissions schemes that encourage young people from non- traditional backgrounds to consider going into higher education.