I have over 15 years’ experience working in the voluntary sector, championing the causes of children, the elderly and victims of crime, homelessness and poverty, around the world – most recently working in a national role for The Salvation Army across the UK and Ireland. Before that I gained my PhD in International Relations from the University of Exeter; focusing on global social movements .
In my spare time I volunteer to support victims of human trafficking and sing with a London-based choir. I enjoy baking and following most sports and love walking in this amazing city, having recently completed the Capital Ring Walk around London.
She has proven to be a purposeful, passionate and innovative manager within the non-profit sector, with a passion for helping people in need. With an MA in Conflict, Development and Security from Lancaster University, she has impressive experience of working within the charitable sector. Working physically within both the UK and the Middle East, she has worked across both programmes and partnership development. With a background in international relations research, and work within development NGOS, her expertise lies in strategic partnerships, particularly in the area of donor coordination and project management.
She has always worked at the grassroots level, believing in the true value of dialogue and understanding. Not only can her work on this be found published, but she has demonstrated this in all her professional roles – engaging with beneficiaries globally to understand true needs and demand. This is what attracted her to Sculpt. She is keen to ensure this value is reflected through both her role and work, particularly within the new Sculpt fundraising strategy.
Having previously seen first-hand the positive impact of her work, she is continually striving to achieve much more and now make a difference in more lives under the umbrella of Sculpt.
My background lies within the youth/ education sector, and I have spent many years working as an educator across Southern England, and most recently in Spain! During my time abroad, I coordinated initiatives that embraced the unique talents of the youth to help them become active contributors to their communities through a variety of workshops and outreach projects. Witnessing the growth of our future leaders and change-makers of society inspired me to direct my career plans toward working alongside the youth to maximise their potential here in London.
My role at Sculpt perfectly blends this excitement for educating young people on important and pressing topics, with an opportunity to help navigate their place in the working world through enriching projects that focus on skills-building, leadership and employability. As a recent graduate, it feels extremely fitting to be part of Sculpt’s vision of elevating the voice of the youth and supporting their development through our uniquely curated programmes, whilst celebrating the diverse nature of adolescence.
I hope to create a lasting change within our communities using the commitment and creativity of our city’s youth!