I am from Watford, Hertfordshire. I went to Watford Grammar School, where I gained my GCSEs and A Levels in Economics, Maths, Further Maths, German and Politics. I then read Economics at Clare College, Cambridge where I specialised in Econometrics and Development Economics. I found it to be a little defunct studying development economics solely from the perspective of a developed country and so I moved to China, where I was part of the prestigious Yenching Academy of Peking University, studying for a Master's in Economics and Management with China Studies. In China, I worked for the Asian Development Bank as a Research Assistant. During my time in China I learned Mandarin Chinese for several years and still use these skills in my academic work today. I am currently studying for a PhD in International Development at King's College London, having completed an MSc in Development Economics in 2020-21, where I came first out of 102 students. I am really passionate about my PhD research and enjoy discussing with my students where appropriate! My schedule means I can form three-to-four year student-tutor relations and hopefully see students through several stages of their academic journeys.
I have always been grateful to my parents for finding tutors to help me to gain confidence and to achieve more highly in the areas of my schooling I found toughest. Without this support I would not have been able to get into my target secondary school, dream university, and then subsequently be able to pursue a full scholarship to the best university in Asia, work for global development finance institutions and embark on a doctoral degree programme. Thus, I hope to be able to do the same for students. As an aspiring academic, I hope not only to be a good educator, but also an ambassador for my subjects, highlighting not only how to get good grades, but how this study can impact our thinking of the world.