GG (2015 – 2017)
Maths, Further Maths, History, Latin; AS French, AS Spanish
Economics and Government
Strategy Officer for Economic Mobility & Opportunity, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
I joined Westminster’s Sixth Form in 2015 after moving from Oxford to London. I took Maths, Further Maths, History and Latin at A-level and Spanish to AS-level. The teaching was incredible and it was amazing to study Anglo-Saxon history in a setting where we could walk next door to Westminster Abbey to examine many of the records and artifacts firsthand. I also deeply enjoyed joining Westminster’s fantastic rowing program, winning a national championship in 2016 and representing the British junior national team.
After Westminster I attended Harvard University, where I studied Economics and Government as well as rowing and playing rugby for the university. I became extremely interested in the practical application of economics to improve life outcomes and interned at the Bank of England and the UN Development Program. After graduation I worked as a research assistant for Harvard Economics Professor Judd Cramer and as a venture capital investor at Balderton Capital before joining McKinsey. Having specialized in economic development issues at the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey’s economics research arm, I was determined to become more directly involved in promoting economic opportunity and won a fellowship to work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, focusing on how to increase social mobility and access to public services.