Originally from Liverpool, England, Siân Kavanagh is a prolific traveler who draws inspiration from her adventures in her writing and photography. In September 2017, Siân is moving to Aarhus, Denmark to pursue a Masters in Journalism, Media and Globalisation from Erasmus Mundus. On her way she will be working, studying, and writing in Oregon, USA and the United Kingdom.
In November 2016, Siân moved to Porto Alegre, Brazil to study Portuguese, and has been using this 6 month opportunity to develop her writing and cross-cultural communication skills. Before South America, Siân was living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for a year, pursuing a career in writing, event management, and volunteering. She worked with Word Magazine as a staff writer and photographer, and as the event manager for Saigon Outcast. She spent six months helping to co-organise the Women of Vietnam networking group, run by women to empower women. In August 2016, Siân co-founded Naughty for Nature, an environmental project aimed at helping educate and take action against the growing waste problem in Vietnam. The Naughty for Nature project was a collaboration between local businesses in Ho Chi Minh City including Saigon Outcast, Pasteur Street Brewing Company, and Clean Up Vietnam.
Siân graduated with a BA of Journalism from University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications in December 2014.
Siân gained experience in public relations and communications working with OR Magazine and NW Stories using various skills ranging from social media and event planning to client relations and brand development.
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there," Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.