I’m a creative technologist and the founder of Brightlobe – a VC-backed child health startup and games studio – and Brightlobe Labs, a non-profit.

I’m committed to children’s rights advocacy and passionate about storytelling and human-computer interaction. Learn more about my life at school and university, post-graduation and in recent years. You can also read more about my awards and honours or projects and ventures (coming soon).

I learned to code when I was 13 – building and programming a robot using the LEGO Mindstorms Invention System that picked up quite a few awards at a regional Intel Science and Engineering Fair Qualifier.

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At 19, I read neuroscience at University College London on an Open Scholarship and graduated with a distinction for the highest-scoring finalist project undertaken at the Neural Development Unit, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

At 22, I published a first-author paper in the high-impact journal, Glia, as a prematurely-appointed post-baccalaureate fellow at the National Institutes of Health. For this work, I was awarded the National Institutes of Health Exceptional Student Researcher Award.

At 23, I was named the UCL and London Business School London Entrepreneurs’ Challenge undergraduate winner; and was accepted to Imperial College London for entry into graduate medicine and an MSc course at UCL in tissue engineering, but turned them both down.

To pay my way through college, I worked for a UCL’s Widening Participation spin-off venture that delivered STEM workshops to area schools. In 2014, I was handed the reins and incorporated Forensic Outreach.

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Forensic Outreach became a successful STEM education consultancy and events company. We were even featured in Forbes, The Next Web, The Guardian, EdSurge, Silicon Republic and the NPR podcast, Serial.

Since graduating, I’ve also worked as a software engineer. Most recently, I served as a senior iOS developer on the award-winning apps team at the Financial Times. These experiences allowed me the freedom to experiment with my own ideas and tinker with prototypes.

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I single-handedly built Brightlobe’s first prototype and in 2018 and won TechPitch 4.5 PLAY’s pitching competition – securing both the audience and judges’ vote. In 2019, Brightlobe was VC-backed by Great Point Media. Our team is based in Camden; and I live in Hampstead, London with my fiancé.