About Me

I'm an aspiring graduate with a keen interest in data, analytics, and policy. I have experience within comparative politics, process and strategy analysis, and marketing and events.

Education

London School of Economics and Political Science, England

MSc Comparative Politics 2022

  • Specialisation in Democracy and Democratisation
  • Courses ranging from Southeast Asian politics to Applied Regression Analysis

SOAS University of London, England

1st Class Degree with Honours in BA Politics 2021

  • Dissertation on the post-authoritarianism in Malaysia

Bavarian International School, Germany

IB Bilingual Diploma May 2018

Work

Octopus Electric Vehicles

London, UK June 2022 - Present

  • Growth Insights Analyst
  • Data interrogation and analysis to improve the sales process for all business streams
  • Process automation to enable better and more efficient use of sales, events, and marketing tools
  • Creation of dashboards and forecasting reports to visualise and analyse our constant growth
  • Research to aid in comms, improving our 5 star customer service, and driving the uptake EVs through policy

London, UK September 2021 - June 2022

  • Data and Marketing Intern
  • Data interrogation and analysis to improve the sales process for all business streams
  • Process automation to enable better and more efficient use of sales, events, and marketing tools
  • Assist with marketing communications to draft press releases and aid the product and digital marketing team

London, UK June 2021 - September 2021

  • Marketing Intern
  • Planned and organised several events and created a dashboard for tracking KPIs, budget, and future events
  • Worked within the growing digital marketing department to update adverts and web presences and enhance SEO and data tracking
  • Assisted in running social media campaigns and following a media strategy

The Little Viet Kitchen

London, UK September 2019 - February 2021

  • Head Waiter
  • Organising daily front and back of house meetings. Providing quality customer service under constant pressure.

UCL

London, UK September 2019 - Present

  • Accommodation Associate
  • Administration of John Dodgson House accommodation with 250 rooms in preparation for incoming first year students.

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation

London, UK May - August 2019

  • Research administration intern
  • Preparing and analysing primary and secondary data for publications, and donors
  • Process automation through Excel and mail merges
  • Qualtrics survey maintenance and creation

PONG London

London, England November 2018 - October 2019

  • Bar Supervisor
  • Extensive customer service experience and full mixology training
  • Stock management and supplier relations

Volunteering

Layla Moran MP

London, England July 2020 - August 2020

  • Volunteer Campaigner for Layla Moran MP
  • Canvassing and campaigning for Layla Moran’s bid for the Liberal Democrat leadership election
  • Phone skills and campaign database training (NGPVAN)

Skills

Language
  • English and German (fully bilingual)
  • Basic Vietnamese and Spanish
Computer Skills
    Microsoft Office 365 (with a high level of proficiency in Excel)
  • Pipedrive CRM
  • SQL
  • Zapier
  • Tabelau
  • Notion
  • Google Apps
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Qualtrics
  • R
  • Basic knowledge in Javascript and HTML
Extra Curricular Activities
  • Mixed Netball League
  • SOAS Men's First Rugby Union Captain
  • Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bronze and Silver Certificate
  • EU Driver's License
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References

  • Michael joined us while he was studying, we were blown away with his work ethic and enthusiasm for the role and sustainability. He's continued to do a pivotal role in the company, working independently and quickly to ensure deadlines are reached- an asset to any team!

    Elspeth Brown (Growth Manager - Octopus Energy for Business)
  • All of the work we gave Michael was completed in an effective and timely manner. He quickly gained an understanding of our research and our working processes and was able to use this new knowledge to complete his work effectively. I note that he used his initiative to problem solve challenges that emerged and found efficient ways of completing our research tasks. .

    Amy Pearce (Research Manager - Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundaiton)
  • I have always known Michael to be punctual, honest and straight forward, very enthusiastic and ready for any challenge, as well as cordial and friendly with customers, yet being always professional. He’s been able to work rush hours and lead the bar in any situation, leading the team and training new staff with my support.

    Alessio Rizzo (Assistant Manager - PONG London)
  • Michael has shown himself to be a person of integrity and speaking his mind, and he has shown his ability to take risks and challenge himself.

    Sophie Kropman (IB - Mentor)
  • Michael's work standards and commitment are commendable and this has translated into steadily high results. [Michael] sought and accepted feedback eagerly and was keen to improve.

    Bianca Schamberger (IB - Economics Teacher)