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Lara Draper Jakobsen
MPhil Student in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies, University of Cambridge
Lara‘s professional bio / interests
I spent my childhood and adolescence living in culturally distinct and diverse cities. Doing so shaped me into a dedicated, focused, and inquisitive thinker early in life. After receiving my IB in Copenhagen, I moved to London, where I received a certificate in professional acting. During my acting studies, I developed an initial interest in how relationships form through symbolic networks, especially between audiences and actors. Upon completing my acting training, I entered the English with Creative Writing program at Queen Mary University of London. There, I sharpened my study of symbolic networks through language and literature. I am now focusing this study further by pursuing an MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge, where I am researching the symbolic networks through which gender identities form. Based on this research, I am particularly interested in careers that focus on developing relations between organisations, media, and public awareness, such as consulting, public relations, and communications.
I’d like help with…
Sharpening my skills in theoretical analysis into those required for practical application within the specific fields of consulting, communications, and public relations.
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A career highlight
Being awarded the Sylvia Perry Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement.
15 June, 2022