“I started volunteering as a crew member with Filey lifeboat when I was 17 and knew early on I wanted to be a paramedic.
“So after doing my A levels at Scarborough Sixth Form, I went to Coventry University to study Paramedic Science and after that initially joined Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
“I’ve been a reserve with 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment since 2019. We’re a national regiment but I’m based in our headquarters at Queen Elizabeth’s Barracks in Strensall.
“Being a reserve has given me so many opportunities to do things I would never be able to do otherwise – like going to Kenya to provide medical cover for the British peace support team.
“I now work as an air ambulance paramedic and I arrange my work and days off so that I can do my other roles too. It’s great to have the variety.”