What is your motivation for working at UpRising?
I really enjoy working with young people, especially in roles that allow me to work directly with them and around the facilitation of workshops. Having struggled myself to find a direction in my career, I found the opportunity to lead on our employability programme in London of particular interest, as it allowed me to support young people who are going through similar struggles.
What were you doing before you worked at UpRising?
I worked for a number of different charities associated with the National Citizen Service (NCS) and International Citizen Service (ICS). My work experience has largely centred around project management and volunteer management roles, so I have lots of experience working directly with 18-25 year olds.
What is one piece of advice you would give your 18-year-old self?
Energy drinks should not be a staple of your diet.