How would you describe what you do at B-Secur?
"No two days at B-Secur are exactly the same for a data analyst. This means that my role is varied which keeps it exciting.
"I work on testing the latest algorithms and carrying out analysis on our wide variety of databases. Another big part of the data team is the collection of ECG data, within the office, as well as out and about at different events."
How has your experience been so far?
"My experience has been a really great one so far. I never would’ve expected to be given so many opportunities in such a short space of time. I have loved the opportunities specific to my role like going to events and carrying out data collections both locally and further afield.
"I also have been given opportunities outside of my role such as coordinating a work experience programme for sixth form students – not to forget the new committees that are being formed regularly like the Christmas decorating committee!"
We’re keen to support more charitable organisations, both at home in Northern Ireland and abroad. How did your involvement with charity work begin?
"For as long as I can remember, I have always had a specific passion for the people of Uganda. Growing up, my parents worked with a charity based out there, so I always heard stories and saw pictures which grew my desire to go. However, at this point I was too young to visit, but I knew I wanted to do something to make a difference.
"In order to accomplish this, I had to get creative with my own fundraisers at home to send money over. This consisted of making my mum take me to car boot sales, as well as selling our groceries at the end of our lane in my little shop.
"Then in 2016 I finally got to visit Uganda for the first time. My love for the people and the country grew, fuelling my desire to want to do something to help. I saw the brokenness and the poverty riddled throughout the whole country and knew that I had to help.
"From this point on, I have been involved (along with my mum and sister) in the organisation of many fundraisers, including biannual fashion shows, cinema nights and coffee mornings! We have also set up teams to do sponsored ziplines, abseils and the Belfast marathon. All of these things have the common goal of making a difference in the lives of families in Uganda."