Mavis, from a refugee background herself, joined the Irish Refugee Council as an Employment Engagement Officer. Her main role is to develop partnerships with businesses and employers to create inclusive employment opportunities for women with refugee status.

Mavis has been an active advocate in a number of capacities, most recently as Global Citizenship Educator in secondary schools with Amnesty International, and has extensive experience as a skills development practitioner in the corporate sector, holding a number of educational credentials in leadership and business strategy.

Mavis was awarded a WoW 2020 by Outlandish Theatre Platform for her inspiring intersectional grassroots work around gender equality and social justice, and also received the Health Hero award by Irish Times, 2018 for helping improve the lives for vulnerable persons in the community. She is currently studying a part-time B.A. in Leadership and Community Development with An Cosan. 

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