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Queen Mary Alumni


Montage of alumni voices on our blog. Featured are the Singing Dentist, aka Dr Milad Shadrooh, Dilani Selvanathan, Siti Kasim and Matt Kay.

Our graduates have gone on to do a variety of interesting and exciting things throughout their careers and beyond.

Our blog shines a spotlight on the voices of our alumni and friends and on the transformative effect gifts of time and donations from alumni have had on our students and the wider University.

Headshot of alumnus Jon Stevens Alumni profile - Jon Stevens
8 October 2021

(Freshwater and Marine Ecology MSc, 2019)

In my job I get to travel across south east England visiting a variety of sites from construction projects that are having their environmental impact assessed, to potential sites for redevelopment where land remediation needs to be put in place. I regularly look into geology and hydrogeology and work closely with our ecologists.


Headshot of alumna, Olga Kravchenko Alumni profile - Olga Kravchenko
30 June 2020

(Drama BA, 2016)

Olga Kravchenko graduated with a degree in Drama from Queen Mary in 2016. She is now CEO of Musemio, a virtual reality app that connects children with content from museums around the world and seeks to turn them into museumgoers of the future.

Headshot of alumnus Julian Robinson Alumni profile - Julian Robinson
12 September 2020

(Geography BA, 1984)

Most of the newer buildings on campus were completed whilst I was here either as Project Manager or Project Director... My first project was the Student Residences by the canal and the last thing was the big Student Village and the Medical College in Whitechapel. I am very proud of most of the projects I was involved with. The buildings I commissioned and oversaw were really quite significant and they won awards, thus lifting the whole kudos of Queen Mary.

Headshot of alumnus Aaron West Alumni profile - Aaron West
31 January 2021

(Theoretical Physics BSc, 2017)

LGBTQ+ History Month is first and foremost an opportunity to educate on the issues we have faced and continue to face as a community. While history is in the name, it is all about the present. This is more important than ever, as policy-makers are increasingly swayed by misinformation. LGBTQ+ history month is a great way of reaching and teaching these people to get the change we need and deserve.

Headshot of alumna Maryanne Maira Alumni profile - Maryanne Maira
3 December 2021

(Computer Science MSc, 2020)

Working full-time and studying part-time was very stressful to say the least, and I found that my lecturers cared about my situation and would offer great support when needed. This made my experience overall at Queen Mary amazing.


Headshot of alumna Diana Akanho Alumni profile - Diana Akanho
9 March 2020

(Mathematics and Statistics BSc, 2009)

I am a Committee Member for Women in Data UK. The vision of the organisation is to create gender parity within STEM subjects through presentations and talks. We like to talk about how ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’ and to make women realise that there are women working in certain roles and careers that they may have thought were previously off limit to them. I will always act as an advocate for gender parity where possible so as to make a pathway for women in certain careers. 

Headshot of alumnus Hal Dubuisson Alumni profile - Hal Dubuisson
6 December 2019

(Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering BEng, 2019)

It feels amazing to have developed a product that has the potential to help doctors and paramedics save people’s lives – I really like the fact that design can have such a positive impact. My aim is to carry on innovating in emergency and trauma design.

Headshot of alumnus Abdullah Alharoun Alumni profile - Abdullah Alharoun
28 September 2020

(Law LLB, 2014)

I realised that going back home and giving back to my community by applying my multidisciplinary education and international exposure, would be the more meaningful career choice. At that time in Kuwait a new slate of legislative reforms were taking place including the laws regulating competition, securities, direct investment as well as new companies’ law. 

Headshot of alumna, Bekeme Masade-Olowola Alumni profile - Bekeme Masade-Olowola
25 August 2020

(International Human Resource Management and Employment Relations MSc, 2007)

My work has put me in board and other leadership positions, including becoming the first West African on the board of the leading sustainability standard-setter, the Global Reporting Initiative, Amsterdam, and the Nigerian version of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Business Coalition for Sustainable Development Nigeria.

Headshot of alumnus Cameron Storey Alumni profile - Cameron Storey
14 September 2020

(Economics and Politics BSc, 2020)

As part of Welcome Week 2020, we caught up with alumnus and newly elected Students' Union VP Humanities & Social Sciences, Cameron Storey (Economics and Politics BSc, 2020): "I think what I really hope to achieve this year is to really make the most of the fact that my role is entirely new. I have the opportunity to determine how the role will look for years to come and I really hope I can set the bar for the role going forward."

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