Anna initially moved to Devon to study for her degree in Theology at the University of Exeter. When graduation arrived, the thought of leaving Devon was not one that she entertained for long.
She has a range of experience in working with young people, in both the UK and South Australia. These experiences include working with school pupils from socioeconomically deprived areas to consider Higher Education, supporting students in planning their prospective career paths, and delivering workshops and focus groups on social activism in a school environment. She enjoys work that develops equal opportunities and social mobility.
Anna now works for Devon Communities Together as the Community and Employer Engagement Officer on Empowering Enterprise – a project seeking to engage and support NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) 18-24 years olds across Devon, towards a positive outcome.* Her role is to engage community organisations and employers to provide valuable opportunities to these young people, to develop their confidence and skills. She also supports the evaluation of the project.
* Empowering Enterprise is a Building Better Opportunities project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.
I LOVE DEVON BECAUSE…
It has a magical way of making you feel both excited and deeply peaceful at the same time.