What is your motivation for working at UpRising?
I have always loved supporting and empowering young people, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds, that really drives me. I am a firm believer that every young person should know their potential and so UpRising’s mission is something I am very passionate about.
What were you doing before you worked at UpRising?
I have worked in the third sector for the last 10 years, primarily in youth work and social action. A large portion of my work was with The Challenge running the NCS programme where I saw the benefits of social integration and I will always be a big advocate for the importance of this.
What is one piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self?
Put yourself out there, and do not fear being judged. You will only regret the things you don't do so try everything out, and if it doesn't work out you will learn valuable lessons. All your failures will lead you where you are supposed to be, it all works out.