I was born in the USA and spent the rest of my childhood in Egypt, Bahrain, Luxembourg and Syria - as well as at boarding school in the UK.

I continued to travel as an adult and have lived in the USA, Saudi Arabia, Israel and most recently Germany, where I served on the Board of the Berlin British School.

I have specialised in learning support for children with Down Syndrome - previously as a 1:1 LSA in mainstream schooling and now as a tutor on maths-related life skills.