Cheriel joined Social Finance in September 2015, and currently works on the International team, supporting social investment in developing countries. Since joining Social Finance Cheriel has worked across a wide range of issues, from conducting SIB feasibility studies for children on the edge of care to developing a community-based model for sustainable recovery from addiction.
Her most recent work has been on Leaving Well in the Impact Incubator team, creating an evidence-based outcomes framework for young people leaving care, conducting in-depth scoping work in local authorities and developing prototypes for a digital tool to support care leavers. Cheriel previously ran a street outreach for homeless people and co-founded Just Love, a charity which aims to engage students in local and global issues of social justice. She has a BA in History and English Literature from Exeter College, Oxford, and an MSc in Translation Studies from the University of Edinburgh.