Emma joined the Fields of Life team in August 2017 and will be interning with us in our Portadown office for the next year. We are thrilled to have Emma in the office and we are excited for all that she brings to the role of Church and Schools Officer. We thought you might like to get to know Emma a little bit better…
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I am 22 and I have just graduated with a Geography degree from Queen’s University. I love to travel, explore new places and enjoy having good food and coffee with friends.
Tell us a fun fact:
I have done the world’s highest bridge bungee jump-I was absolutely terrified and had to be pushed off!
When did you first get involved with Fields of Life and Why?
I took a gap year before I went to university and spent six months in South Africa volunteering with a Christian charity. I loved my time in South Africa, the people we worked with and the community we served. I came back to Northern Ireland with a passion for social justice and knew that I wanted to be involved in development work. Throughout my time at university I then took every opportunity to study development and so I am so excited to have the opportunity of interning with Fields of Life.
What is your favourite thing about your job?
I‘m really excited about being involved with Fields of Life and engaging with churches and with young people in schools to share about Fields of Life and their work.
What’s been the most exciting thing since you started?
It has been really great to see and hear the work that Fields of Life is doing and the amazing stories of hope and transformation.
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
Optimistic, indecisive, passionate