Address: 15 Wilfield Private,
Mobile: 086 1078891
Date of Birth: 1st Nov. 1984
An international upbringing has afforded me the opportunity to travel extensively around Europe and Africa, enriching my experience and perspective from a young age and instilling a keen interest in international affairs and culture. This has found expression in my academic pursuits. After acquiring a BA in History and English I completed an MA in the latter and I am now pursuing an MLitt in History. This will involve the exploration of the roots of the European identity, with particular attention to its Islamic and Oriental influences. In depth research will be the main component of the programme, as it was for the MA, which is something I am deeply interested in and have proven proficiency for. This is a skill applicable to many fields outside of academia, a valuable asset I could bring to any employer.
Sept. ’06 – Aug.’07: U.C.D Belfield
MA in Modern English
Sept. ’03 – ’06: U.C.D Belfield
BA in History and English. Graduated with Higher Honours degree.
Sept. ’00 – ’03: Newtown School, Newtown, Waterford.
Leaving certificate 2003, five honours (History, Spanish, English, Biology and Geography)
Oct ’08 – Apr. ’09 - Journalist, University Observer, UCD
Duties: I wrote a number of articles on international relations for this award winning student publication on topics such as: Israeli – Iranian relations, the Chinese arms embargo, European Neighbourhood Policy, and the Libertas campaign in the European parliamentary elections.
April - May ’08 - Irish Alliance For Europe.
Duties: Voluntary work with the largest cross party, civil society group campaigning for Yes vote in the Lisbon referendum. I wrote numerous op-ed articles and letters and contributed to the drafting of speeches, for the use of various people involved in the Yes campaign
Oct ’06 – June ’07 - Journalist, arts supplement of University Observer, UCD.
Duties: Largely music reviews and interviews with popular artists, to be completed by a strict deadline. In my last year of college I had numerous articles published every month.
Aug ’07 – Sept ’07 - Internship with Village Magazine
Duties: Sourcing potential political and current affairs stories for publication. Making contact, conducting and typing up interviews with relevant people for potential inclusion in the magazine. I also assisted in the work of senior journalists by researching and checking facts relating to their stories.
July’03 – Sept’03 - 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World
Duties: Seeking out and reviewing Human Rights and development related websites to be included as links on 80:20’s own web page. This involved writing a critique of the websites based on the criteria of accessibility, clarity of purpose, ease of navigation and overall value as a resource.
I co-founded a Young European Society in my University. The aim of this was to raise awareness and generate interest in European affairs and culture. I was subsequently elected to the position of Communications Officer in that society. As such I was involved in inviting guest speakers of international renown to address students, and organising cultural events, holidays and debates.
I'm the author of two blogs. One, called Scower the World covers international affairs, the other, Dixit Cicero, is mostly music reviews and artist interviews.