Professional Profile

I am a highly motivated, well-travelled graduate equipped with a Master's Degree in International Development. A strong leader with experience in leading and coaching groups of all ages and a reliable team member having worked in teams volunteering in Bolivia and on the 2012 Democratic presidential campaign. I have a broad knowledge of politics and specific knowledge of international developmental issues with a proficiency in Spanish. Now seeking a position working with national and international development policy.

Work Experience

September 2015 - Present

Lacrosse Development Officer

Cobham Lacrosse Club


I coach Cobham's junior and senior teams and provide outreach coaching to schools in the area. I organise and deliver training for all the teams and schools in the scheme. I am currently organising a tournament between the various school groups I coach, with the aim of the schools competing in the national pop lacrosse competition.

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Summer 2014

Volunteer

International Service - La Paz, Bolivia


I worked with a community development project as part of a team of British and Bolivian volunteers. I ran English classes, football lessons, a tri weekly afterschool club and community events, working in both English and Spanish. I prepared, budgeted and evaluated all of the programmes that I delivered.

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September 2013 - July 2014

Graduate Lacrosse Coach

Stowe School


My duties included coaching and coordinating the junior and development lacrosse teams, working as a teaching assistant in the politics department and providing pastoral care as a member of boarding staff.

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Summer 2012

Summer Organiser

Organizing for America - Miami, USA


I led a neighbourhood team and coordinated volunteers for the Democrat campaign office in East Pinecrest. This included organizing voter registration drives in the community, handling sensitive data, coordinating volunteer events and facilitating the work of the Field Officers through administrative support.

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April 2007 - May 2008

Front End Developer

Acme Advertising, Full-Time


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Key Skills

Research & Writing


I am experienced in researching and synthesizing large amounts of information on a range of specialised topics to produce clearly written and concise reports to deadlines.

Presentation


I am comfortable presenting and engaging with large audiences on specialised topics and explaining graphs and data sets in an accessible and understandable way. I have good PowerPoint and Prezi skills.

Leadership & Teamwork


I am confident taking control of a group, providing motivation, direction and adapting to changing situations and feedback. Through coaching and umpiring I have experience taking the lead of a variety of groups in sporting, academic and work situations. Working as part of a community development team in Bolivia gave me experience working with a wide variety of people and with challenges such as restricted budgets, other languages and cultures.

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A good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. I regularly use presentation packages such as PowerPoint and Prezi.

Spanish Language


I am proficient in written and spoken Spanish. I studied Spanish at A level and University and have experience using it for work in Bolivia.

Education

September 2014 - 2015

University of Birmingham

MSc International Development. Merit


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September 2010 - July 2013

University of Exeter

BA Politics - 2.1


September 2004 - July 2009

Cranbrook Grammar School

GCSE 'O' and 'A' Levels


A Levels: Politics (A), History of Art (A) and Spanish (B)
GCSE: Spanish (A*), 8 A grades including English and Maths, 2 B grades.