Anya lives and works in South Belfast and is passionate about internationalising Northern Ireland and connecting the region to the wider global community. She works for Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) driving the marketing and communications strategy for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Her role is focused on building profile and partnerships for the University overseas so she is frequently on long-haul travel to represent QUB at key events and conferences. Anya is a graduate of the Washington Ireland Program (2010) and was also Assistant Director for the Program in 2017. She holds an MA in English Literature and Politics from the University of Glasgow.