Although born in London I spent most of my childhood living in Singapore, Japan and Dubai and experiencing all the world had to offer. Returning to England to attend Millfield School for GCSEs and A-levels I found passions in art, classical singing, foreign languages and maths and I was also able to compete at county and West of England level in hockey, netball and athletics.
My broad interests and need for travel drew me to American university and at 18 I moved to Philadelphia to achieve my goal of attending an Ivy League university. While at the University of Pennsylvania I not only gained my BA in Classical Languages but took full advantage of the courses on offer and was able to study everything from digital photography and psychology to biosocial criminology and astronomy. I became a radio dj and director of music at the university radio station, performed lead in Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, joined social advocacy groups for disadvantaged women in the community, worked as an art therapist assistant and fully embraced the American life by joining Chi Omega sorority.
Upon graduating in 2013 I interned at a fashion magazine in Boston, MA before moving to London where I enjoyed a small stint at being a photographer while considering my next step in life. Wanting something more structured I returned to university to explore my interest in people and psychotherapy. At Regent’s University London I decided that my next step would be in the advertising industry, sensing it would be a fit for my creativity, interest in people and strategic logical thinking. I also met Kathleen while on this course and the rest, as they say, is history.
Starting out at the Lighthouse as an intern I had a steep and fast learning curve which I thrived in. I gained vast amounts of industry knowledge and witnessed great business acumen and am thrilled to have worked my way up to being Head of Research. I head up our database and industry intel to make sure we are working with all the latest news and information on our clients, candidates and industry as a whole. I also lead our annual New World Talent Survey, from conception of creating the survey to finalizing the results in our annual report. The role also gives me the opportunity to work closely with the marketing department on social media, PR and events that Kathleen and the Lighthouse are involved in.
Outside of work I am most likely found in a park with my dog or in my kitchen cooking for friends and almost always with some sort of paint, charcoal, pen or flour on my face from my various artistic pursuits.