Lauren left Dyffryn Aman in 2016, heading to Cardiff University where she graduates this July. She will now begin a Master of Arts in Journalism, Media and Communications at Cardiff University. At Cardiff, Lauren was the Editor-in-Chief of The Tab Cardiff from May 2019 - May 2020 and an active student writer during my degree. She has secured an internship as a copywriter for an online beauty retailer in Cardiff and has recently applied for the BBC's Journalism Scheme.
After leaving school Lee Waters studied politics in Aberystwyth and after working for politicians in Westminster, Washington D.C and Cardiff he went into journalism, first at BBC Wales, then progressing to become Chief Political Correspondent for ITV Wales. Lee ran the Welsh arm of the environmental charity Sustrans and then became Director of the think-tank, the Institute of Welsh Affairs. In 2016 Lee was elected a member of the National Assembly for Wales for the Llanelli constituency and was appointed as a Minister in the Welsh Government in December 2018.
Since graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geology Isobel has been working at Awel Aman Tawe who are leaders in the field of community-based renewable energy. This has allowed her to attend fascinating events including the 'Green Energy and Renewable Futures' conference and awards in Bath, 'Community Energy: The Next Generation' conference in Cardiff, the 'Electricity Storage Network Annual Symposium' in London and the 'Solar and Storage 2019' event in Birmingham. She hasjust started an MSc at Swansea University studying Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change, where she will be working and studying part-time with the goal to become a climate change researcher and eventually work as a climate change consultant.
Wendy left YDA in 2000 and trained as a probation officer. Since then she has worked as a housing officer, a project manager (Strategy & Governance) before becoming the lead for Victim Services for South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner and a programme Manager for Bowel Cancer UK.
Georgia left YDA in 2017 and is currently studying undergraduate medicine in Cardiff University and graduate in 2022. She has an interest in paediatrics and General Practice and would love to work in Wales in the future. She has always enjoyed volunteering and has been working with St John Ambulance since she was 14 and now has become a first aid trainer.
After achieving a First Class Honours Degree in Philosophy and Economics from Cardiff University, Daisy is now almost half way through a graduate programme with PwC. Day to day she balance exams towards qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and visit all sorts of clients such as Tata Steel, Welsh Rugby Union, the National Eisteddfod and Lloyds Bank. Ultimately she wishes to specialise in auditing charities and public sector organisations in order to add value to society at large. Daisy says "My time at Dyffryn Aman not only helped me get to where I am today, but also allowed me to explore my academic interests which meant I could enjoy the time I have in school and university. Thank you for all your support and guidance!"
After leaving YDA in 2018 Geena completed a gap year, as part of New Model in Technology and Engineering's Design Cohort in Hereford. Here she helped shaped various aspects of the university project and now, trials parts of NMiTE's new course and speak at fundraising events. At YDA she studied English Literature, Business, Politics, and Product Design.
In 2003 Jodie left Ysgol Dyffryn Aman to work at train as a pharmacist in Cardiff and then on to West Wales General Hospital. She registered as a pharmacist in 2009.
Jodie became a pharmacy manager for The Cooperative Pharmacy in West Wales, worked as a self employed pharmacist and
then moved to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society as Professional Development and Engagement Lead in January 2016.
She is now the Process Development and Membership Manager for the Institute of Asset Management.
Zac left YDA in 2014 and studied an integrated masters degree in Mathematics at Manchester university. He is now a second year PhD student at Lancaster University studying profinite geometrical and topological groups.
Lisa left YDA in 2002 and secured a BA (Hons) in Drama and Film Studies at Bristol UWE in 2005. Since then Lisa qualified as an English and Drama teacher and now teaches at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman where she is Deputy Head of Year.
Bethany completed her degree in psychology and is currently studying for a masters in clinical psychology. In addition she has raised over £1,000 for Mind by taking part in half marathons and has volunteered as a befriender helping people with mental health
Jessica left YDA in 2000 and worked initially for the Department for Business and UK Government Investments in London. She is now back in Swansea, currently working as Vehicle Registration Policy Lead at DVLA.