Originally from Liverpool, England, Siân Kavanagh is a prolific traveler who draws inspiration from her adventures in her writing and photography. She recently graduated from the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Journalism, Media and Globalisation, a two year, joint MA course based in Aarhus, Denmark and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. At University of Amsterdam (UvA) she specialised in Politics and Media and wrote her dissertation on contemporary Brazilian political satire in the age of Jaír Bolsonaro.
While in Aarhus, Siân volunteered as an editor, photographer, and writer for Jutland Station (2017-2018). Previously, Siân has lived Porto Alegre, Brazil (2016-2017) while studying Portuguese and volunteering as an English language instructor with The Fools in Lomba Grande. Before her time in South America, Siân was living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for a year (2015-2016), pursuing a career in writing and event management, while also 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.
She developed experience in public relations and communications working with OR Magazine (2014) and NW Stories (2014) using various skills ranging from social media and event planning to client relations and brand development.
She has previously worked as a writer and photographer for Envision Magazine (2012-2014), a communications manager and writer for OR Magazine, as well as having had work published by KVAL news (2013) in Eugene, Oregon.
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there," Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.