Hello! I'm an Australian PhD student currently living in the UK (Cambridge). My current area of study is the history of aid/international development. I also do advocacy work for the anti-poverty NGO Jubilee Australia (I have been working with them for 6 years).
Although I miss the sunshine, bush and beaches in my homeland, I love studying in the UK. I have also lived for two years in California. I also miss my family, especially my now-5 year old niece Maika (pictured). But living in Cambridge has its own delights. Lots of great people here to talk to and lots of chance of getting a cricket match in the summer.
Favourite books: Everything is Illuminated, Crime and Punishment, The Quiet American and (yes, I admit it) Pride and Prejudice.
Favourite movies: The Godfather, The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonstruck.
Favourite Musicians: Neil Young, Amy Winehouse, Bob Dylan, The Arcade Fire, Cat Power. But I also love relaxing to some low-key Jazz.