For 18 months after leaving Oxford I worked at the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as a Creative Industries Policy Advisor. I found the role immensely rewarding - not least because it involved furthering the mission of the Ertegun Programme through promoting creative and humanities education. More recently, I've moved out of government and into journalism, starting with an internship at the Financial Times Weekend Magazine. I am now a freelance contributor to FT Life & Arts, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph and The Baffler among others. Being part of Ertegun House strengthened my desire to have a global impact through my work, which focuses on issues of migration, diaspora and identity in culture and politics.