I graduated from a London University with a degree in History (First Class). My subjects were varied but I placed a strong emphasis on intellectual history and on Medieval Europe. I also studied Chinese and Latin American social history. My politics modules were International Security and War and Peace. I am currently a volunteer at a high-profile charity organisation, researching and constructing policy on accountability and transparency. I am also doing an internship with a London-based think-tank which concerns itself with tackling problems of poverty and social exclusion. Here, I am researching and writing an innovative paper on social franchising.