I grew up knowing I wanted to be a writer. I’m an avid reader and collector of knowledge and there is nothing I enjoy more than becoming deeply immersed in a subject. With this life-long love of research, writing and obsession with all things old, studying History at UCL was a natural fit for me. Over the course of 3 years, I became more and more specialised, ending with a thesis in Late Antique and Medieval religion and ethics. Finding myself to be a passionate medievalist, I couldn’t stop there: my studies continued at the University of Oxford, where I completed a Masters in Medieval History tackling the role of place and identity in Anglo-Saxon religious scholarship.
And, how I got from saints and sacred law to salads and strawberries, you might ask? Well, it’s a good question. Cooking and food have always played an enormous role in my life and, aside from my studies, there are few things I can read so ardently and talk so passionately about. For as long as I can remember, I have been reading cookbooks as though they were novels. I’ve spent whole weekends with Nigel Slater and Nigella Lawson and filled notebooks with magazine clippings, menu ideas, meal plans and scribbled-down recipes from cookery shows. With a few steps along the way, the two worlds came together and I now combine my skills in research and writing with my passion for food in my current role as Junior Content Editor for Jamie Oliver.
My professional and academic experience has instilled in me motivation, initiative, exceptional organisational skills, meticulous attention to detail and a strong command of the English language. I am proactive and open-minded, I thrive in energetic, fast-paced environments and I am a master of managing my own time and projects. My belief in the power of artful storytelling, combined with skills, experience and enthusiasm, is what keeps me going and I look forward to a lifetime of telling stories.