I am passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children, and have been working to achieve this through my work at SKIP for the past 7 years. I began my time with SKIP as a volunteer in Southampton, leading a team to Madagascar to deliver community education about hygiene and nutrition. As a student I later worked on the branch committee coordinating fundraising efforts, then at a national level working on publicity and social investments. Since graduating I have worked as a supporting alumni, mentoring the SKIP Glasgow branch in their work improving child health in Malawi. My specialist paediatric training which is currently ongoing in Bristol provides additional knowledge and skills which often benefit my work with SKIP. By joining the Executive Board I have committed to the Project Development role until at least 2017. During this time I will be aiming to further develop the branch mentoring scheme, utilising alumni’s experience to improve and develop our branches life changing work.