I grew up in Ireland and moved to Britain in 2002 to start a BA in History. I loved it so much I’ve never stopped. I’m now a lecturer in History at the University of Edinburgh. More than anything else, my knowledge of history transformed the way I looked at the world. It made me realise that nothing has to be the way it is, it gave me a way of understanding the complexities of my surroundings, and gave me an desire to change the world in big and little ways.
I’d like to volunteer for AE because I know how lucky I was to have a few cool and inspirational people look out for me along the way and I’d like to do the same.