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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.

Photo of alumni couple Leandro & Sofia outside Queens' Building Joint Alumni Profile - Leandro & Sofia
5 November 2019

L-(Law LLM, 2017) S-(International Relations MA, 2017)

We met when we were 17 and we had always wanted to study abroad together. When we achieved a scholarship to study here, our dream came true. Overall Queen Mary, the University and its location, offered us the full package.

Headshot of alumnus Peter Halprin Alumni profile - Peter Halprin
11 November 2019

(International Commercial Arbitration PgDip, 2015)

In my primary role, I am a Partner in the New York office of Pasich LLP. My Grandmother and my Grandfather were both lawyers and had their own legal practice together; my Father is a retired Judge and my Sister is a prosecutor in Boston so I guess you could say that there is something in our blood!

Headshot of alumna Shola Lee in New York Alumni profile - Shola Lee
15 November 2019

(English BA, 2019)

My friend and I established our own online publication called The Simple Press in 2018; it is an independent outlet that makes everyone’s voice heard. We have a team of incredible writers, each with a unique voice and viewpoint, who we help to find new leads and article opportunities and offer guidance where possible. 

Headshot of alumnus David Pakozdi Alumni profile - David Pakozdi
22 November 2019

(Economics and Finance BSc, 2017)

I am from Budapest, Hungary, and I knew I wanted to work in an industry related to economics early on. London, as a location to study, seemed a natural choice because of its worldwide reputation as the ultimate financial capital of Europe and one of the most important global hubs. I also liked that despite being in London, Queen Mary has a proper campus with plenty of green spaces nearby.

Headshot of alumna Mina Leung Alumni profile - Mina Leung
25 November 2019

(Dentistry BDS, 2016)

I’m a dentist but I work with people with additional needs, for example, anxious patients, housebound patients and people with special needs like autism and learning difficulties. Also marginalised communities like homeless people and travelling communities.

Headshot of alumna Ruth Mensah Alumni profile - Ruth Mensah
28 November 2019

(Business Management BSc, 2019)

I wanted to experience working within the Higher Education sector and as I had such a positive experience whilst studying at Queen Mary, I thought it would be a great next step to enhance my career development by working within the Careers and Enterprise department in the programme team!

Headshot of alumnus Nizam Kabir Alumni profile - Nizam Kabir
14 August 2020

(Management MSc, 2015)

I work for one of the UK’s largest Health and Safety Distributors, Arco. I manage a team of 8 planners, responsible for maintaining the supply of health and safety products sourced from all over the world... working in supply chain is a constant battle for equilibrium. 

Headshot of alumnus Prajith Rakunathan Alumni profile - Prajith Rakunathan
19 August 2020

(Computer Science BSc, 2015)

I remember when I was younger saying to my friends whilst playing several hours of Fifa and Halo on my Xbox that it would be so cool to work for the likes of a Microsoft. I look back now and that still hasn’t changed, technology is so engrained in our lives and being involved in a company that is on the bleeding edge keeps me on my toes. 

Headshot of alumna Um-E-Aymen Babar Alumni profile - Um-E-Aymen Babar
21 August 2020

(English BA, 2020)

In regards to the fundraising campaign Um-E-Aymen Babar launched to financially support her MPhil at Cambridge: I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated and shared the link. Money should never be a barrier to education and this campaign has made me want to help other young people in a similar situation.

Headshot of alumna Dr Daminda Attanayake Alumni profile - Dr Daminda Attanayake
28 August 2020

(Sports and Exercise Medicine - Medic MSc, 2013)

I have been the Team Physician to National Hockey and Netball teams and the Contingent Doctor for the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia. I am currently working as the Chief Medical Officer to the Sri Lanka Cricket team and as the medical representative to the International Cricket Council from Sri Lanka.

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