Working independently, Caroline regularly chairs design team meetings and annually reports on Stride Treglown’s environmental impact.
She carries out BREEAM assessments on projects and provides sustainability and environmental design advice to our architectural teams. Currently an accredited sustainability consultant, Caroline aims to become a fully chartered environmental consultant after completing her MSc.
Caroline, what advice would you give your 20 year old self?
When I was in my second/third year of university, I was looking at jobs and it’s baffling to know what you want to do. My degree was environmental science which is really broad and there’s so much that you can do with it. I tried to do as much work experience as I could; volunteering at the zoo, shadowing someone that worked as a ranger. That was a real eye opener.
My advice would be to get experience doing different things so you can see what you really like. Don’t just follow the money.
Who is your biggest career influence?
The environment is something I’ve always enjoyed. I grew up in Zambia and there’s loads of wildlife there. As child I was outside most of the time, so it just grew from there really. My Dad worked there as an agronomist– a plant doctor for farmers – so I guess you could say he influenced me.
What is your proudest moment?
Getting my scholarship for my masters at Oxford Brookes University.