Jodie got her first taste of community work in her first year of university when she joined the Enactus Society. Enactus is a volunteering society that provides a platform for students to establish projects that create sustainable solutions to society's biggest challenges. She also volunteered as with the Archaeology Society, Co-Chair of the Association of Young Irish Archaeologists Conference 2015, Student Council member, and Course Representative on the Staff and Student Consultative Committee. Each of these roles gave her a wealth of experience in team work, raising awareness, planning and leadership.
She is currently employed by the National Trust, working as part of the Visitor Experience team in Mid Ulster. She also holds posts with Ulster Architectural Heritage, Navan Centre & Fort and National Museums Northern Ireland. These roles allow her to contribute to the protection and enhancement of Northern Ireland’s heritage and acts as a strong starting point in her mission to pursue a career in that field.