Our Team

Palma Soap is made up of University of Edinburgh students, and is part of Enactus Edinburgh.

Meghan Ingram, Project Leader: I am studying Psychology and Sociology and joined Enactus in September 2016. As one of three international projects at Enactus Edinburgh, Palma Soap is characterised by a great team, working hard to ensure we positively influence the lives of others. Being able to tackle so many issues with such an ingenious and innovative solution is what first drew me into the group and I am incredibly excited for the future of the project.

Linn Lagerholm, Finance and Fundraising: I am in my second year of studying international relations and international law and I joined Enactus in October 2016. I instantly became interested in Palma Soap as it spans over several areas that are important to address such as social sustainability and healthcare. My main tasks in the project have been to help organize fundraising and prepare workshops. I am looking forward to new challenges this year with our growing project.

Sarah Aron, Malawi and New Projects Coordinator: – I am an International Relations student at the University of Edinburgh. I joined the Palma team because I loved how so many complex issues could be tackled with such an easy solution. This year I have helped organise schedules and workshops to prepare for our trip to Malawi in January. The trip was inspiring, motiving, and reignited my passion for social justice.  I’m proud to have watched Palma accomplish so much this year, and cannot wait to see its progress in the future! 

Zuzana Borovanska, Researcher: I am a final year student at the University of Edinburgh, studying Neuroscience with Management. I joined Enactus in September 2017 and Palma Soap immediately caught my attention. It aims to tackle issues very close to my heart, which is empowering people and enabling more of them to access education while contributing towards improved health and hygiene in the communities. I strive to help people and make difference in their lives, which is why I see the potential of Palma soap. I am looking forward to working with our great team to help Palma Soap move forward

Kara Weekes, Marketing: I’m a final year International Relations student from Central London with a passion for social justice and enterprise. I believe it is the responsibility of our generation to try and make a change both in our own countries and internationally. I joined the Palma Soap team to start doing just that – to make a change in the lives of people who need it the most. I’m particularly interested in how social media can be a positive force for change, and so I’m sure you’ll see lots of posts and blogs from me.

Callum Wadlow: I am studying Economic History with Business, joining Enactus in January 2018. The Palma Soap project stood out to me since I had spent the previous summer volunteering on the outskirts of the Kruger National Park, SA, seeing first-hand some of the issues associated with mosquito-transmitted diseases and the lack of effective repellents available to the vast majority. My role is to focus on Development and Research in which I hope to make a significant difference for both the beneficiaries and the growth of the project.
Helen Yihan Lien: I am an exchange student from the University of Hong Kong, studying Linguistics and Global Creative Industry. Last year I took a gap semester and spent three months in East Africa working for a non-profit organization. I was in charge of fieldwork management, tracking the process of different projects conducted in Kenya and Uganda. The work enabled me to reach others lives and together we could make some possible changes in the world. This experience motivates me to join Palma Soap after coming to study in Edinburgh. I really look forward to seeing the growth of our project in the future.