Professional Mentoring Leader
Thalia was always drawn to both acting and the world of politics and holds a BSc in International Politics, an MSc in European Union Studies and an MA in International Communications. A firm believer in the developmental power of relationships, she dabbled in both academia and performing before joining City in 2007 as a Widening Participation Officer and was drawn to the idea of working with young people from non-traditional academic backgrounds. Though she thoroughly enjoyed working with pre-entry students it was the Professional Mentoring aspect that attracted her attention and passion the most and that she felt she could develop further and add the most value to. Since 2008 she has been closely with the Development and Alumni relations team who have supported the scheme both financially and by granting access to the vast pool of alumni who are extremely keen to mentor our students. In 2013 it was decided that Professional Mentoring should be a core strand of the newly formed Student Development team and that her time should be devoted to leading this team. This was a dream come true for her given that she and Taryn can now officially concentrate on developing the scheme further and creating opportunities for employability and an enhanced student experience. Within a professional context Thalia's interests lie in relationship management and keeping abreast with of developments in the field of mentoring and coaching.