WORK EXPERIENCE

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Working within a wider communications team, I am specifically responsible for the media coverage of our human rights projects across the globe.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (MEDIA & PR)

February 2021 - present

London, UK

Asia House

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

October 2018 - February 2021

London, UK

Working directly under the Communications Manager, I was responsible for a range of activities across the organisation, including social media management, creating newsletters, designing websites, writing press releases and creating marketing collateral for events and programmes.

The Foyer Federation

FREELANCE COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT

Worked on various communications projects, advising on social media strategies and media outreach.

In 2018 I conducted a full website redesign and rebrand (SquareSpace). 

July - September 2017

July - September 2018

December 2018

International School of London

Launched the school's first alumni programme, with responsibilities including digital communications targeted at alumni, as well as event management.

MARKETING & ALUMNI OFFICER

December 2016 - present

Freelance, Remote

News-Decoder

COMMUNICATIONS & FUNDRAISING ASSISTANT

I was hired on a project basis to create and implement a communications and engagement strategy for the organisation's upcoming digital fundraiser.

October - December 2016

London, UK

International Business Times UK

NEWS REPORTER

October 2015 - October 2016

London, UK

My coverage focused primarily on Asia, with an emphasis on South Asia and the Indian diaspora. I appeared on BBC Asian Network and BBC West Midlands to talk about my work in this area. I also regularly reported on domestic UK news.

View my portfolio of articles for the organisation here.

The Daily Express

PRODUCTION JOURNALIST

Responsible for writing articles, implementing SEO strategies, sourcing images, writing headlines.

June 2015 - October 2015

London, UK

Education

2012 - 2015

KINGSTON UNIVERSITY

BA JOURNALISM WITH HUMAN RIGHTS

London, UK

Thesis: Have NGOs and charities become gatekeepers for journalists reporting on Gaza? An analysis of ActionAid's relationship with journalists during the 2014 war in Gaza.

Other:

  • Awarded 'Digital Journalist of the Year' and 'Outstanding Performance in Journalism Degree' upon graduation.

  • President of the Journalism Society for three years.

  • Appointed Online Editor of River Newspaper

2017 - 2018

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

MSC EMERGING ECONOMIES & INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

London, UK

Thesis: Does Education Technology have a role in meeting the Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring quality education for all? A study of the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in increasing access to quality primary education for those living in poverty in Delhi, India

Professional skillset

Tools & technologies

Wordpress

Wix

SquareSpace

Awards

Top 100 Changemakers of 2020

The Big Issue (January 2020)

Outstanding Performance in Journalism

Kingston University (July 2015)

Digital Journalist of the Year

Kingston University (July 2015)

Gold Kingston Award

Kingston University (July 2015)

Hootsuite

TweetDeck

PowToon

InDesign

Final Cut Pro

Photoshop

Canva

Google Analytics

MailChimp

Social media

Content creation

SEO & web analytics

Video editing

Media relations

Designing marketing collateral

Research

Blogging

Proofreading & editing

Photography

Interviewing

Newsletter campaigns