I grew up in England and completed my undergraduate degree in History and Economics at the University of York. My first job after college was as a tax accountant, but I was interested in applying my skills to problems of economic development and institution building. In 2011 I took an opportunity to travel to South Sudan to do market research that we hoped would lead to the development of commercial agriculture projects in the newly independent country. My experiences there encouraged me to pursue graduate education to build my expertise. After two years in Chicago at Loyola University, and one year working for an international non-profit as a special projects coordinator, I joined Princeton University’s Office of Population Research to train as a demographer.
At Princeton I began gaining experience as a teacher and tutor, working with the Junior Summer Institute for several years, and eventually becoming the Lead Tutor and Tutor Coordinator for that program. I also tutored professional policy makers in the Woodrow Wilson School in economics and statistics as they worked towards their MPA degrees. As a teaching assistant, I taught graduate students the fundamentals of policy evaluation, and led discussion groups for undergraduate students in sociology. As an instructor for the Princeton Prison Teaching Initiative I helped design and teach a community college course in sociology at a correctional institution for one semester.
I have been fortunate to be involved in many other activities and groups at Princeton, including the Graduate Student Government and the University Rights and Rules Committee. As part of the Princeton Graduate Consulting Club, I have led volunteer consulting projects, helped organize case competitions, and served as treasurer. In 2019 I was invited to join the GradLEAD program for graduate students in leadership positions.
My hope is to serve others through using my expertise to support, advise, and train national leaders. Tutoring is among the most rewarding activities I do, as it gives me an opportunity to empower young people for futures as leaders in business, government, and public service.