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About me

Hardworking, reliable, friendly, and creative Cambridge graduate, recently returned from five months of travelling. Passionate about events and cocktails. Thrives under pressure and quick learner. Advocate of clichés.


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Work history


Assistant Events Manager

Cambridge Film Festival

May 2015
  • Drawing and developing from previous experience in co-ordinating a three-day outdoor screening, attended last year by over 1500 people over two days. Roles include liaising with the council, sponsors, and suppliers. Developing both teamwork and leadership roles, alongside progression in organisational skills to strict deadlines.


Cocktail Bartender

Three Eight Four

Aug 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Passionate team player, executing consistently high levels of customer service and professionalism under pressure. This included multitasking, running dispense on busy weekends, and handling difficult customers. Well versed in the classics, as well as experimental techniques (flambé/smoke gun etc.). Extensively cultivated a network of contacts within the London bar industry.


Events Intern

Cambridge Film Festival

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Trained in customer service relations at booking.cares. Enthusiastic member of a small team producing a weeklong event attended by thousands. Responsibilities include supervising and organising volunteers, documenting ticket sales and accounts (working with Excel and xero), and running the box office.


Décor Officer

Pembroke College May Ball

Aug 2012 - May 2013
  • Designed a professional level of décor for a May Ball attended by over 1,500 people, which received 5* reviews. Had to utilise creative initiative when under budget constraints, such as in the creation of dramatic features with lighting and handmade paper cranes. On the night, dealt with issues under pressure involving queuing problems, power cuts, and coordinating performers/staff. Teamwork and organisation abilities advanced.



Pembroke Telephone Campaign

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Contacted alumni in order to raise funds and maintain connection with College. Collectively raised over £120,000, exceeding target. Communication, adaptability, and dealing with difficult situations improved. Delivered high level of professionalism.



History of Art

University of Cambridge

Aug 2011 - May 2014
  • Graduated with a 2.1 Final year: specialised in Surrealism and British 19th Century painting. Dissertation written on Banksy and the carnivalesque