As an engineer in Barclays Eagle Labs, I am part of an initiative within the High Street bank focused on providing communities with access to digital fabrication and the digital skills to thrive.
After graduating with a degree in music with clarinet as my first instrument, I spent 19 years in primary education, in a range of roles from classteacher through to Head leading a school from underperforming to improved, I was ready for new challenges and to regain my own enthusiasm for learning. Following basic maker training in Fab Lab London, I have grown into a lab engineer; confident in facilitating and supporting individuals and businesses in product development and rapid prototyping. With a commitment to digital empowerment I host maker and innovation workshops with local schools, colleges and youth groups, aiming to inspire our next generation of engineers. The labs offering is constantly evolving and I am relishing the opportunity to influence this. As an established member of the team I am able to offer my expertise to newer sites, sharing best practise and engineering solutions to create everything our clients can imagine.
I am passionate about inclusion and accessibility and delighted to find a project that combines music, accessibility and engineering.