During school and college I focused my studies around drama and theatre. I attended the University of Leeds from 2013 to 2016 where I gained my BA (Hons) in Theatre and Performance. Throughout my degree I engaged with a wide range of young people in the community, ranging from young offenders to children with profound disabilities. After graduating I was employed as a pastoral mentor at a Blackpool high school. This job allowed me to work closely with young people struggling to overcome personal, social and emotional barriers to education. In 2019 I started work on the BBO Invest in Youth project at URPotential.