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Professional Experience

Beyond Green

Sustainability Advisor

May 2016 - Aug 2017
Beyond Green provides sustainability advice and services to businesses across Scotland

  • Delivered government program providing small businesses with advice on energy efficiency, renewables, water, waste, raw materials, behaviour change and legal compliance.
  • Completed 24 projects (varied sectors included manufacturing, retail, hospitality, office-based, churches, food and drink, etc.) with total emission reduction identified of 800 tCO2 (1.9 millions lbCO2), and equivalent $300,000 in cost savings.
  • Internally worked on full company rebranding, designed and built the new website, developed a communications strategy and trained two new staff members.
  • Working knowledge of ISO14001, energy modelling software, GHG protocols.

2050 Climate Group

Board Trustee / Vice Chair

Aug 2015 - Present / Feb 2016 - Feb 2017
2050 Climate Group is Scotland’s youth (aged 20-35) climate change organisation

  • Co-chair the subgroup responsible for delivering the Young Leaders Development Programme, a 9 month long climate leadership programme run annually for 130 young people.
  • Manage a diverse group of 25 young professionals to deliver the programme, as well as personally deliver, manage and present at key events.
  • Run mentoring and funding programme, responsible for $5,000+ in funding allocation to Young Leader-run projects.
  • Develop the strategic vision of the group, develop and maintain funding relationships (totalling over equivalent $320,000 to date), liaise with key stakeholders including Scottish Government, engage in and respond to Scottish Government policy developments, and engage with external stakeholders and media.
  • Also lead on our internationalisation strategy and operations.

Co-Founder / Director

Jan 2016 - Aug 2017
TravelHUB was an online tool to help businesses manage business travel more sustainably

  • Co-founded and ran a tech startup, winning entry to Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation – Low Carbon Ideas Lab, as well as a $1,400 (equivalent) award.
  • For each business journey booked the online tool compared trains, planes, cars and videoconferencing, contrasting them on price, time, productivity and carbon emissions.
  • Gained experience in business modelling, market research, project management, protecting intellectual property, pitching to investors as well as improving my time management, self-discipline and motivation.
  • After 18 months of work larger companies began to replicate our ideas and so we wound down the startup.

Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative

Assistant Director

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
The ‘5Cs’  links NGOs, businesses and individuals to tackle climate change on Cape Cod

  • Redesigned and implemented new membership criteria and rebuilt the website
  • Built cross-sector partnerships and grew network and membership

Carbon Railcard

Founder / Director

Feb 2015 - Aug 2016 
Project run with the University of Edinburgh

  • The Carbon Railcard was a project that aimed to reduce the carbon emissions of air travel by incentivising the switch to rail, by brokering deals between rail operators and organisations that fly a lot domestically, to secure incentives such as discount.
  • The project came out of my MSc dissertation which  led to a deal with the university and Virgin Trains and resulted in a 10% reduction in university domestic aviation carbon emissions. I won the university’s E Club 2016 prize ($1400 equivalent) for this project.

Qualifications & Memberships


LEED Accredited Professional - Building Design & Construction credential Awarded 2018


IEMA (UK Sustainability Professional Association) Associate (AIEMA) 2016 - Present


MSc Environmental Sustainability

MSc Environmental Sustainability
University of Edinburgh

Sep 2014 - Aug 2015
Equivalent GPA: 3.7/4.0

  • Modules included: Climate change, carbon reporting, environmental impact assessment, corporate climate strategy, global environmental politics, resource and waste management.
  • Main project: Dissertation on reducing aviation emissions at the university, resulting in a 10% reduction in university domestic air travel emissions.

University College London

BSc Physics
University College London

2009 - 2012
2.1 (Hons) Awarded (Equivalent GPA: 3.7/4.0)

  • Modules included: Climate change physics, environmental physics, geophysics, thermodynamics, classical and quantum mechanics.
  • Main project: Group leader for a project designing a mission to Neptune.
  • Gained excellent problem solving and numerical skills, with experience in complex computer programs and in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Other Skills

  • Greenhouse Gas Protocol accounting methodology for companies and cities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, G Suite (Google’s cloud-based services), Adobe InDesign (report design), WordPress (website design), Mailchimp (email newsletter software), Canva (graphic design).