Working as part of the Carbon Neutral Islands team as communications officer, I am developing and delivering a communications strategy to engage participating island communities in the project. I make sure that all parties involved in the project have a voice and are kept up to date, as well as working on the website and social media. I’m excited that the islands are leading the way in the push for net zero in Scotland. I am based in the Stornoway office in the Isle of Lewis.
I graduated from the University of St Andrews with an honours degree in Biology with Arabic. I originally applied for Marine Biology and picked Arabic modules up along the way. I completed a corporate finance internship, but I wanted to apply my STEM background to an environmental role in order to engage with people and make a positive impact to the planet. I came to Lewis after finishing university and the strong community and beautiful surroundings made me stay.
I am a keen surfer and spend almost all of my free time in the water (yes, even in the winter). When the waves are flat, I go running and love exploring muddy trails.