Division: Arts and Humanities
Position: Mentor, Module leader
Prior to joining Milestone, Shanghai had a career in politics in London. She worked for the former Joint Chiefs of Staff to the British Prime Minister, for a Baroness in the House of Lords, at a social justice think tank which aimed to tackle UK poverty and for an MP in the House of Commons. Alongside politics, Shanghai volunteered as an educational mentor working with students from a deprived area of London. She also volunteered as a personal mentor, working closely with a young person in the care system. Shanghai read History at Royal Holloway, University of London. She specialised in the History of Ideas, especially focusing on how political, philosophical and religious ideas have changed and developed.