Role: Communications Assistant

Bio: Charlie (she/her) is autistic.

Charlie has three decades of communication and fundraising experience with organisations across Europe. Most notably, she has worked for the International Herald Tribune – The New York Times, euronews, UEFA, The European Union Youth Orchestra and youth social action charities: Music Masters and Student Hubs. Most recently, she was the Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Impact at NOVA School of Business and Economics in Portugal.

She holds a Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology from UEL and volunteers with young autistic women and girls. Her ambition is to pursue doctoral studies in education and autism.

Having harboured a desire to teach since primary school, when confronted with education inequalities during the pandemic, Charlie left her thriving career and enrolled on the Teach First programme. She is a part-time Early Career Teacher teaching French and Spanish at a non-selective school in Broadstairs, Kent. A position she dovetails with her work at CRAE as our Communications Assistant.