Nicola Macnaughton graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in Politics in 2006. She is currently volunteering with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) – an international development organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.
Through VSO, she has been placed with the National Centre for Advocacy Studies (NCAS) – an NGO based in Pune, India. NCAS provides support to grassroots organizations and people’s movements which are working to improve human rights and social justice in India. By providing training, research and campaign support, it seeks to help people to advocate on issues of public concern.