What's your role?

I’ve been the Project Director of MFL Mentoring since 2017 and have loved every minute of it. I work closely with the whole team and love getting to develop new and innovative ways to support International Languages throughout Wales.

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I have lived in South Wales for all my life and have a passion for the nearby coastline that I try to visit most days with my little dog Ellie.

I went to an English-medium primary and secondary school and loved school growing up – I’ve always been an eager learner! I studied my BA in English Literature and Italian at Cardiff University and also studied for my Masters in European Studies here.

What do you enjoy most about the project?

They’ve struggled to get rid of me as after a short stint in the charity sector I came back to lead the project from 2017, and I’ve never looked back!

I am a heavy coffee drinker (a black americano please), an enthusiastic and besotted dog owner (please don’t roll in the fox poo, Ellie) and a very overbearing auntie to 3 teenagers (‘I don’t know’ doesn’t constitute a meal choice, try again!).

I am an activist for multilingualism and believe that every child deserves a chance to see where being a language learner can take them šŸ™‚

Where do I begin? If I had to pick one thing, Iā€™d cheat by saying all the people I work with!

Everyone from my team who commit themselves tirelessly to give everyone a fantastic experience, to the university students who change hearts and minds with their inspirational sessions, to the school teachers who open their doors to the possibility of mentoring.

People are at the heart of this project and that brings me joy (and lots of emails!!) every day!