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Jessica Arnold

Years attended
1995 - 2007 (Kindergarten to Year 8)

Which Senior School did you attend after Skippers?
Mayfield             

What is your current occupation?
Associate Brand Manager at Lilly Diabetes.

What have you done since leaving school and what achievements are you most proud of?
At Mayfield I completed my Chemistry, Biology and Maths A levels and then studied Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacology at the University of Southampton.  

Since leaving Skippers I am most proud of achieving my Grade 8 in flute and singing, being the head of the advanced choir (Schola Cantorum) and Deputy Head Girl at Mayfield, running Live Crib, my degree (especially my research and library dissertations on Osteoporosis and Alzheimer's), being President of Southampton Marrow at University (Anthony Nolan foundation), getting my work placement and being kept on, my programme at work that was adopted by the global team and being promoted to my current position.

What are you doing now and what do you enjoy most about it?
I work in the Diabetes marketing team at Lilly. This involves working with different departments, as well as healthcare professionals and patients, to communicate information about our medicines to those who can benefit from them. I enjoy being busy in my role, knowing our brands inside out, managing multiple projects/programmes and working with lots of different people. It is important to me to make a difference and I enjoy seeing how our medications can make life better for the people that we serve.

I also try to keep up my music, sport and cooking that I love!

In what ways did Skippers prepare you for life?
Skippers gave me the confidence to try anything that interested me and taught me about the great feeling of achieving something you are enthusiastic about. It showed me how rewarding hard work and working with others can be and the importance of respecting people, supporting those around you and setting a good example.     

What is your fondest memory of your time at Skippers?
How do I choose! Skippers was a big family to me and so I have many happy memories. I used to love the big group events like sports days, plays/performances, trips and matches. I can also think of enjoyable moments in lessons with each teacher.              

How would you sum up your experience at Skippers in one word?
Perfect.                

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