I grew up in the Scottish Borders and at the age of 15, I was elected as an MSYP. I represented my area for two years in the Scottish Youth Parliament.
I then completed an honours degree in psychology at the University of Stirling and before going on to do a masters in the Psychology of Childhood Adversity at Queen’s University Belfast.
I have always been committed, through my work and volunteering, to supporting young people who find themselves in challenging circumstances. I have volunteered as part of the Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme, supporting the children of Syrian refugees to settle into a new country and have worked in a school for the past 2 years, with young people with additional needs. I have now taken up a new post in the NHS.
Given my background in psychology, I am passionate about ensuring that every child is given the best start in life and that there are opportunities available for our young people.
With independence we can support our children and young people as, only then, will we have the necessary powers to tackle poverty and provide accessible education and opportunities in employment. Independence is the future for our young people. That is why I am standing for Alba, to win a supermajority for independence in the Scottish Parliament and help build a socially-just independent country for all.