Kirsty joined the Fields of Life team in November 2017 in the role of International Development Assistant. She is based in our Head Office in Portadown for 2 days a week and we are delighted to have her in this intern role. We thought you should get to know her a little better…
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I am a 21-year-old law graduate from Coleraine, Northern Ireland, and I am passionate about justice and fairness.
I also love animals, and in my spare time I enjoy exploring new places with my dog, taking photos and knitting.
Tell us a fun fact:
Our family pets have always had ‘unusual’ names, and our current dog is called Plonker! She doesn’t mind it at all, but there are some funny misunderstandings with people when we shout her name in the street…
When did you first get involved with Fields of Life and Why?
I have admired the work that Fields of Life does since I heard about them as a child through church and family. Visiting my ‘sponsored child’ pen-pal in Kenya opened my eyes to the needs of children living in East Africa, bringing issues like education and development close to my heart. Then, following university, I was looking for new opportunities during a ‘gap-year’, and was delighted to hear about the opportunity to do an internship with Fields of Life; and even more delighted when I got it!
What is your favourite thing about your job?
Getting to see the behind-the-scenes work of Fields of Life has been encouraging, and it is a privilege to be a part of their work. I’ve used a lot of the skills gained during my degree in this role, and it’s been great to get to know the team and see the day-to-day work of Fields of Life. My favourite thing would have to be the variety of my job – each day in the office brings new opportunities to learn and improve, so I am definitely kept on my toes!
What’s been the most exciting thing since you started?
I joined Fields of Life right in the middle of the Storytellers Tour 2017, so it’s been busy and exciting right from the very beginning! It’s also always exciting to see Fields of Life and their work as a charity developing to do God’s work and follow where He leads.
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
Compassionate, conversational, focused.