• Krystal Ajilore

Meet Amrit: Our Community Engagement Intern

Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you joined beBrave?

Currently, I’m in my final year at Queen Mary’s University of London studying a BSc in Global Health. Throughout my multidisciplinary degree, I’ve learnt all about the socio-economic and political barriers in which society faces in order to achieve global health, and the interventions used in order to mitigate these effects. Now I thought it’s my time to put my knowledge into practice and what better way to do this than to help people who are in the same position as me. The marginalised and underrepresented population face significant obstacles when it comes to career pathways and employment which has only been made worse by the pandemic. I wanted to be a part of beBrave so I can have the opportunity to engage in innovative projects within this community to make them aware that they are not alone, and that we will do our best to give them the confidence and the skills necessary to overcome these societal challenges.

What have you learned about yourself this year?

Being in third year has come with many unprecedented challenges that have in turn taught me more about myself. One thing in particular I’ve learnt about myself this year is that it’s okay to have a break. Studying in lockdown in itself has been difficult and new, and with the added responsibilities of job hunting, every day became more and more daunting. I took a step back and realised what I really needed was self-care and through this I started a new hobby of running every morning. This has helped not only to bring up my mental strength but my perseverance and motivation to never give up when challenged.

It’s Friday afternoon, what’s on your Spotify playlist and what’s for lunch?

My Friday afternoon spotify playlist would consist of a little bit of R&B on in the background whilst I eat a large cheeseburger with a lightly toasted seeded bun, combined with a side of fries. Screaming unhealthy I know, but who doesn’t love some salted thin cut chips on a Friday? To top it all of, I would pour myself a glass of cold tropical juice to sip on in between the meal, to satisfy my sweet tooth.

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