I’ve been working as an Actuarial Trainee for KPMG since September 2016, specialising in pensions. Many consider this an interesting career change given my notable media experience until I tell them about my educational background in Mathematics: I have a master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Leicester, during which I was awarded the Best 4th Year Project prize for my master’s thesis “K-nearest neighbours and ‘historical Monte Carlo’ approach to modelling of financial time series” which was given the grade of 93%. I am also an Associate of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the professional and learned society for qualified and practising mathematicians.
Despite having been the voice-over for the 1Xtra Breakfast Show, the Student Radio Awards and BBC Introducing in Kent, being featured in a Buzzfeed article viewed more than 2 million times, and appearing in BBC dramas watched by more than 5 million people, I’m almost certainly best known for my work in radio.
I’ve been working for the BBC for more than eight years: At BBC Wiltshire, I presented documentaries, reported for Breakfast, Midmorning and Drive and drove the desk for hundreds of programmes, ranging from round table political debates to complicated sports shows. At BBC Radio Leicester, I produced both Saturday and Sunday Breakfast, Saturday Midmorning and Clueless. As a freelancer, I regularly covered my previous position as Weekend Producer at Radio Leicester, as well as taking on the occasional newsroom or production shift at BBC Radio Derby.