Born and bred in the North East, I am passionate about where I come from and representing our region.
I developed an interest in politics at the age of ten, which is also when I started working with Beep and Bringing Words to Life. It’s fair to say that my interest has never gone away and I have covered general elections for Beep as well as attending the overnight local elections count in Sheffield, covering the results for Sheffield Wire in 2022.
Before all of that, I studied BA Philosophy and Politics at Durham University receiving their Supported Progression bursary for North East students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In 2019, I became Editor in Chief of Beep, building and leading a team of 30 young aspiring journalists from around the country alongside my studies.
While at Durham, I utilised my degree to specialise in political psychology and international relations, as well covering all relevant ground for the British system of government. I achieved a First Class Honours overall and in my final year broke a story about discrimination against Northern students which made it to regional and national media.
In September 2021, I began studying a Master’s in Journalism at the University of Sheffield as well as a Level 5 NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, funded by the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund.