I’m an eternal idealist and a passionate believer that words can change the world for the better.
In 2013 I graduated from The University of Sheffield with an MA in Political Theory, having focused specifically on ethnic conflict, human rights and child piracy. I also graduated with a First Class BA in Philosophy with Journalism from the University of Hertfordshire in 2010. In 2016, I also took part in the Tomas Lantos Institute’s summer school on ‘Prejudice, Genocide and Remembrance’.
In between writing blogs and doing degrees, I can often be found working in the charity sector. I’ve been fortunate enough to work for some incredible organisations such as In Kind Direct, The London School of Economics Students Union, NCS The Challenge and Tearfund. At present I can be found in the lovely hills of Lancashire doing one too many Future Learn courses and looking for freelance writing opportunities while completing my journalism NCTJ long-distance.
Outside of work I am an Amnesty International member, a returned ICS Team Leader from a Restless Development programme in Tanzania and a graduate of the VSO and Restless Development Voice for Development programme.
I am also currently a community champion with the organisation Remembering Srebrenica, having taken part in one of the organisation’s delegations to Bosnia last December. In addition, I recently took part in a first ever ican youth summit on nuclear weapons and humanitarian disarmament. I also enjoy hiking, going to the theatre, reading and watching films.
I hope to one day do a PhD into the underreported problem of child piracy and to have the opportunity to write about human rights and conflict on a much bigger scale.