A reporter with a passion for women's rights and feature writing.
I won my first short story competition aged 10, and from that moment, I knew writing was where my talents lay.
Real-world writing experiences began at the local literary festival and school magazine in my teens. During a year abroad in Germany, I spent time in the sports department of Bild, the foreign politics department of Hamburg's Stern, and half a year writing for Exberliner, a lifestyle and culture magazine based in the capital.
Throughout university I was developing my writing style and talents for multimedia journalism. Modules were chosen either for their focus on women's rights and feminism, or for the opportunity to expand my digital skills. A hands-on documentary module was the highlight of final year, despite the finished film being far from a del Torro masterpiece.
I maintained a personal blog throughout my years at university, which gained an increasing focus on women's rights as my passion developed. I began writing for both Kompas blog and Student Minds - the UK's leading blog on mental health - and was promoted to sub-editor after a year.
I currently report for the Newham Recorder, East London Advertiser and Barking and Dagenham Post, and guest write for Wish, a Bethnal Green-based women's charity.
I'm personable and empathetic, and a genuine interest in my features and their subjects means I tend to draw out a side from a story which isn't always immediately apparent.