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Born (1985), raised and educated in Belfast, Northern Ireland along the Crumlin Road

Top 1% of the United Kingdom Geography students at ages 16 + 18

School essay topics included / Belfast ‘Peace Walls’ (over 20 miles of separation barriers still divide communities across Northern Ireland, a legacy of the conflict, ‘The Troubles’) / Ecclesiastical Art and Design; and Minimalism

6 Years University Education  / Edinburgh College of Art – majored in Architecture but minored in fine art painting, furniture design, creative writing + art history

Queen’s University, Belfast, including top of the class for GIS

Skydiving license attained (Queen’s Skydive Club) 

Urban Consultancy – Buckingham St, Westminster, London

Currently serving within Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (OSNI) the national mapping agency, Land & Property Services, Northern Ireland Civil Service. OSNI has a shared history with the other national mapping agencies in the UK & Ireland which has roots as the oldest national mapping organization in the world

Double Nominee at the All Ireland Technology Awards (Eircom Spider Awards) in Geography and Charity Categories (for a non-profit, zero budget project, World Veterinary Service)

Chartered Geographer (CGeog, Royal Geographical Society) + affiliated with a range of professional organizations such as those across Surveying, Art & Design 

Guest lecture locations have included Queen’s University, Belfast & Ulster University, Coleraine

Latest talk – St. Louise’s Girls Grammar School, Belfast (over 150 in attendance)  ‘Light-hearted overview of geography, design, and art; importance of diversity, inclusion, and equality in design; potential creative technologies (AR) available to pupils when they graduate school in 5 years time & how they can influence the future before even attending university’

10 years / 10,000 hours of professional experience

Guest Writer for one of the World’s leading technology publications, Venture Beat. Focusing on augmented reality, working at the intersection of technology, geography, art and design

Love to skydive / surf / snowboard / hike in the Mourne Mountains 

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