Meet Katie Laverty

In September we welcomed Katie Laverty back into the Fields of Life head office as our Marketing and Communications Officer. Here’s what you need to know about Katie:

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I am 25, I have 3 brothers and I live in Portadown. I studied Communication, Advertising and Marketing at Jordanstown. Before Fields of Life, I worked for 2.5 years as a Graduate Marketing Executive at Coca-Cola Hellenic.

Tell us something fun about yourself?

My fun fact is that I am a triplet!

When did you get involved with Fields of Life and why?

I first got in involved with Fields of Life in 2010. Part of my university degree involved completing a placement year and I was very thankful that Fields of Life took me on as Marketing and Communications Assistant. I loved my placement and I learnt so much from my time in the office. I got to travel to Uganda for the first time to see the work first hand. As a result, I developed a real passion for charity and I knew I would always be connected to Fields of Life somehow.

I continued to volunteer with Fields of Life and when I heard that there was a position available in the office, I was very excited to apply.

The ethos and values that underpin everything Fields of Life do are incredible and to actually see how lives are being transformed is amazing! I feel very privileged and thankful to be part of such an amazing organisation and team.

What are you most excited about with this new venture?

I am excited to see what God has in store for Fields of Life and if I can play a small part in that, then that is amazing 🙂

What’s been the most exciting thing since you started?

I had the opportunity to travel to Rwanda for the first time which was a great experience, incredibly humbling and challenging. Rwanda is a beautiful country and the people we met gave us an incredible welcome. The smiles and celebrations we saw at the Fields of Life schools were unforgettable and witnessing the positive impact of those schools was really inspiring.

I also really enjoy digital marketing. Since starting I have been working on launching the new Fields of Life website. I am very excited that it is now live and hope you all like it!

What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?

Conscientious,  optimistic and caring.