I studied physics at the University of Strathclyde and towards the latter end of my studies I got interested in computational physics – using code to simulate experiments, document results and perform calculations.

This sparked an interest in all things technology and software development which led me to apply and receive a place on NatWest’s Software Engineering Graduate scheme.

The graduate scheme is rotational which means I’ve spent time working in different areas of the bank in different roles. I’ve been a software developer in Security Services, a Solution Architect in Payments and am currently working as Infrastructure Engineer in Hosting Solutions. Throughout which I’ve been exposed to a range of different technologies. I’ve written, tested, and deployed code and worked with our internal customers to implement the best solutions for them.

I am hugely passionate about inspiring the next generation into technology especially young women and as such I have made this a priority my life both in and outside of work. I am the secretary for NatWest’s Women in Technology Network, an active Stem Ambassador volunteer, a founding member of the Charity Tech She Can’s Scotland education workstream and a Tech We Can Champion, delivering lessons to school children about the world of technology. I am now driving a campaign within NatWest to build a bank of Tech We Can Champions and get more people volunteering, following in my footsteps.