Alumni profiles Meet graduates from the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE). Primary page content Showing all Alumni students. Profiles Angela BillingsDevelopment Director, Culture&The MA gave me the courage and skills to change career path and follow my passion.Dr Xiao Lu Goldsmiths is a diverse and inclusive community that has allowed me to engage with world-leading researchers and practitioners. The institution provides an open and rigorous atmosphere to promote knowledge sharing and exchange.Eva TranovaMA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyStudying at Goldsmiths was a great experience! Participating in classes and work placement opened many doors for me.Siyan ZhangMA Events & Experience ManagementMA Event & Experience Management allowed me to explore my enthusiasm for Arts & Culture. Studying at Goldsmiths/ICCE has enriched my career plans. Zandile DumasMA Social EntrepreneurshipBuilding on the knowledge from the MA, my vision is to contribute to the design of ecosystems that support the demand & supply of socially innovative Indigenous Knowledge Systems products and services and build its capabilities to subsequently impact the country's triple challenge of poverty, unemployment & inequalityCaroline HamblyMA Events & Experience ManagementBeing exposed to many high-quality employers gave ample opportunity to network.Aisling ConnaughtonMA Social EntrepreneurshipThis MA was life changing. It gave me the tools, confidence and support to leave a corporate career and co-found CYD ConnectsPhoenix FryMA Creative & Cultural EntrepreneurshipRather than squishing me into a ‘business studies’ mould, ICCE enabled me to open up & think entrepreneurially in every directionAlexandra KleggMA Luxury Brand ManagementMA in Luxury Brand Management has contributed not only to the comprehensive acquisition of new knowledge but also became a breakthrough in my careerSara Dos SantosMA Cultural Policy, Relations & DiplomacyThe Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy MA offered a safe space to research, learn and innovate.Gandhali BhideMA Cultural Policy, Relations & DiplomacyThe MA in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy made me realize that our perspectives are largely a result of ‘where we come from’. Marice CumberMA Social EntrepreneurshipThe MA gave me the space to research and test different approaches in building a sustainable social enterpriseTatjana GreciukMA Luxury Brand ManagementAfter discovering MA in Luxury Brand Management at Goldsmiths, I knew it was the right choice for me because it is different and revolutionaryHsin-Wei TangMA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyThe arts organisation visits and talks offered me practical experiences, and shaped my goals regarding working in the cultural industriesYasuko AdachiMA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyHaving a knowledge of art and the cultural policy situation in the UK and other European countries is very useful for my research job.Aurélien JolyMA Cultural Policy, Relations & DiplomacyThe MA encouraged me to reach out to discover fresh perspectives & challenge academic notionsRoxane SchavoirMA Cultural Policy, Relations & DiplomacyThe lecturers are inspiring and encourage you to think outside of the box and develop critical thinking. CatalinaMA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"We were continuously encouraged to have a different viewpoint"Cassandra PiroutzMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"Studying at Goldsmiths was a supremely inspiring experience and one that I highly recommend."Margarita MonacoMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"After completing my MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths, I felt that I finally had the tools to pursue my dream career."Angelos Aivazis MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Music Pathway"This programme proved to be a vital asset in my involvement in the field of Events Management as well as Music Business"Stefanie Aegerter MA Social Entrepreneurship" After completing my MA in Social Entrepreneurship I took a job in my church to build up and enlarge their social sector."Philipp Kenel MA Social Entrepreneurship"My personal highlights were the open-mindedness in contents and non-dogmatic approaches from both staff and fellow students as well as the diversity of my cohort"Lucia Davenport MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"It’s one of the most fulfilling things I have done and a lot of the research from my MA CCE project has flown back into my work for TEDx."Dan Goran MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"The ICCE Department equipped me with the business understanding that made me stand out from other candidates throughout my early career."Bariah El-Ajou MA Social Entrepreneurship"I was grateful to find a major that suits my aspirations, studying MA in Social Entrepreneurship was a turning point in my life."Jeremy Young MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"The classroom is embedded into your life as a creative worker, not the other way around."Chanikarn RuangrajitpakornMA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship: Design Pathway"Goldsmiths taught me to drive safely on this fast-paced road."Mylène DosalMA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"Without my tutors and friends from Goldsmiths I couldn’t have tapped into the boundless magic of creativity and find the necessary courage to be my creative self."Jean-Baptiste Leroux MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship" Goldsmith's MA opened my eyes to the artist's mindset and the need to mix business with empathy."Rassi N Pang MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"I learned to continuously observe and pay attention to market behaviours so our brand can be more tuned to the audience we want to speak to."Christos Zantis MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship: Design Pathway"The knowledge I acquired during my time at Goldsmiths has been indispensable to my development as an entrepreneurial professional."Amira AklMA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"Studying with ICCE has allowed Amira to build upon her design experience and gain new strategic and business skills."Courtney McLaughlin MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"Since leaving Goldsmiths, I have been really lucky to continue projects worked on during my MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship"Devankit Biswas MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"Our mentors guided us through this course wonderfully and I will be eternally grateful for their role in my journey."Stefano Marrone MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"I developed the ideas and the foundations for my business, Nucco Brain, during my MA at Goldsmiths."Sirasar Boonma MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship: Music Pathway"MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Music pathway lead me to the world of service design and understand the concept of start-up and business."Paulina Marquez MA Creative & Cultural EntrepreneurshipAfter studying her MA at Goldsmiths, Paulina co-founded Schiev, an eclectic music festival based in Brussels, Belgium.Ko Manafumi MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"I am currently working on two books for Math Paper Press, a study on the music industry, as well as the launch of Artophilers, a global arts journal."Henning Heinrich MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"The MA at Goldsmiths tremendously inspired me to work between sports and business" Andre Hoyte MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"Since graduating with a MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship in 2013, I had the amazing opportunity to work with the Ministry Of Culture in Barbados toward having the First ever Cultural Industries Development Bill passed in Barbados."Valerie Taylor Roberts MA Social Entrepreneurship"The MA Social Entrepreneurship course enabled me to effectively and efficiently pivot my professional focus to support social enterprises and the entrepreneurs building them."Chun-Ying Wei MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"Studying with bright minds from all over the world and enjoying great arts in London made the year in Goldsmiths unforgettable."Rabih Yazbeck MA Social Entrepreneurship"Since completing my MA, I have led the development of 11 programmes in seven countries in the Middle East and Africa that blend social entrepreneurship and market systems development - with a focus on women and youth - to advance self-reliance, peace, civic engagement and recovery in crisis-affected communities."Kris Wong MA Social Entrepreneurship"I now have an even greater passion for social innovation and am inspired to cultivate social entrepreneurial spirit within my current organization to create greater social impacts for society."Saira DhanooMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy" My current roles involve being part of so many different worlds, but they all come together and Goldsmiths provided invaluable industry mentorship towards this end."Zulfiqar Ahmed MA Social Entrepreneurship"Since completing my masters in social entrepreneurship, I have been working as mentor and a trainer in the social enterprise sector in Pakistan."Melanie AkerboomMA Social Entrepreneurship"Studying at Goldsmiths was a very inspiring time, not only because of the course content, but also because of being in a class full of (aspiring) change makers from all over the world. It helped me immensely to build my global network."Evangelia EfthimiadouMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"The Goldsmiths MA has been an absolutely indispensable degree!"Rachael David MA Tourism & Cultural Policy" The Entrepreneurial Modelling course I took as part of my degree helped me develop my business planning skills which I use daily when producing project business plans and fundraising strategies."Adrian Lesurf MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"My MA introduced me to such a broad range of industry professionals. Those contacts, along with the academic learning from the course, still inform my practice today – some 15 years later!" Biung Ismahasan MA Cultural Policy, Relations & Diplomacy"MA CPRD is a trans-disciplinary programme that addresses the field not only through theory and practice of cultural policy and international cultural relations, but also through art diplomacy."Nancy GalenianouMA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyFor the last several years, Nancy has been working in the arts sector as a freelance event organizer as well as a performer.Riika Lahti MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy" The Arts Administration and Cultural Policy course provided me with a great variety of transferable skills which have provided me job opportunities within and beyond art."Michael Budiman MulyadiMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Music Pathway"The course and the atmosphere at Goldsmiths nurtured my entrepreneurial spirit and pushed me to embrace DIY culture that is very beneficial for my current work."Victoria Forsey MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Music Pathway" During the MA I focused my dissertation on the cultural education agenda in place in England. The ability to conduct this research in an institution that encourages lateral thinking and reaching beyond the bounds of societal structures, was truly empowering."Hoo-Ron YauMA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyAfter completing his MA in 2016, Hoo-Ron works at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority as the Performing Arts officer (Theatre).Rachel Hutchison MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"Coming from an amazing undergraduate programme in arts administration from Drury University in the US, I wanted to complete my post-grad work in a city that would allow me to explore ways to merge my passion for cultural policy and urban studies with my background in arts administration - Goldsmiths was the obvious choice for me."Zélie RocheMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy" Since August 2016, I have worked as a Public Relations Assistant at Musée d'Orsay in Paris. "Gloria Guan MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"During this Master's journey, whilst taking part in respectful debates, critical thoughts, challenges and new ideas, I have learnt from professors, tutors and peers alike."Cecilie DreyerMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Music Pathway"The practical focus of the music pathway course pushed me to take my new understanding and form it into a real-life project."Mica Cutts MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"The MA Administration and Cultural Policy course covers a very wide range of topics, providing me with a multitude of transferable skills and knowledge that allow me to enter a variety of different fields of work."Michelle AizpuruMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"The diversity in personal and professional backgrounds and interests made the dialogue rich and stimulating and for that I will be forever grateful to have been able to study at Goldsmiths."Annette BrookMA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyAnnette is a playwright and has had work shown at Soho Theatre, Brockley Jack Studio, Theatre503 and The Feminist Library.J J El-Far MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"I am confident that the experience and expertise I gained at Goldsmiths will continue to open doors for me throughout my professional life."Jack Dean MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"After graduating, I worked for two years as General Manager at the Bike Shed Theatre, then embarked on a full time career as a freelance theatre maker and writer."Jess Robertson MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Music Pathway"The course really opened my eyes to the possibilities of what a creative mind (with a love of logistics and organisation, like mine!) could do."Ray Kang MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy" Serving for Samsung’s in-house advertising agency (Cheil Worldwide) for more than 5 years was the trigger for me to enter this course, because finding the sustainable harmony between the visual art and conventional industries has felt been my vocation since the beginning of my career."Nadezhda ZhelyazkovaMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"During her time on the course, Nadezhda was thrilled to meet so many professionals from every area of the arts and beyond, both among her peers and lecturers." Nahum MA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyNahum is the Founding Director of KOSMICA, a global institute founded in 2011 with the mission to establish a platform for critical, cultural and poetic discourse on our relationship with outer space and the impact of space activities here on Earth.Dianne SquiresMA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyDianne is now Senior Account Coordinator in Barbados-based marketing communications firm, G&A Communications Inc.