Romi Carriere took part in the Diversity Works Support Programme that AAI ran with the support of the Scottish Government during the height of the COVID lockdowns in June 2020. A PHD student at the time, she had gone back to Washington DC for the pandemic, but joined the programme from her student dorms via Zoom (sometimes, quite early in the morning for her!).
This initiative was open to minority ethnic people in Scotland, from all walks of life, to access tailored support in wellness, mindset, employment, finance and managing life at home, with resources delivered through online events and one-to-one coaching.
AAI’s Nick Murray caught up with Romi in October 2021 to hear how the work she did on her mindset and employability skills paid off after the programme, with her PHD and her career journey.