: Tell us about one of your most recent and most exciting projects at The Future Laboratory.
I recently had the opportunity to create a presentation for the Selfridges Festival of Future Thinking to inform the department stores of tomorrow. The project was part of a dynamic programme of talks, presentations and panel discussions, and it allowed me to really broaden my skill set around visual research – not to mention being part of something so inspiring.
: What was your plan B career?
At university, I pursued a degree in fashion media and marketing with the goal of becoming a fashion buyer, driven by my love of fashion and my family’s retail business. But the reality of the industry’s reliance on unsustainable growth and the constant use of Excel spreadsheets led me to reconsider my career path.
: What led you to working in strategic foresight?
During my academic studies, I developed a strong attraction to coursework focused on trends, which eventually expanded beyond just fashion. Through internships in trend forecasting, market insights and creative consulting, I naturally progressed into the field of strategic foresight.
: What would be your go-to karaoke song at one of The Future Laboratory’s infamous karaoke nights?
To save the ears of those around me, Tequila by The Champs.
: Your favourite way to unwind?
I have recently started attending Barre classes, where the focus on balance, flexibility and strength means I can truly disconnect from the day’s challenges.
At the weekend, you can find me at a concert or comedy night surrounded by friends.
: Your go-to working snack and after-work tipple?
As someone who believes cereal should be seen as an all-day event, my working snack is likely to have been made by Kellogg’s – a student habit I am yet to give up!
After work, nothing beats a largarita cocktail. Made similarly to a traditional margarita but with the added fizz of a good bottle of beer – it is truly the best of both worlds.
: What trend are you most excited about for the year ahead?
I am really excited by the recent progress in artificial intelligence, as it is demonstrating its potential in real-world applications. The possibilities of Generative AI are boundless, and I view this technological shift as a positive disruption with the ability to increase efficiency, create more leisure time, and transform the way we live, work and entertain ourselves. I have plans to write about this exciting topic soon, so stay tuned!
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