Veena McCoole (GIH 15) 

I have started a new business called Postcode Pours. It is a luxury vegan soy wax candle company that celebrates wherever you call home. We hand-pour beautiful candles and add a personalised label with your hometown or house name and postcode, perfect for gifting or celebrating a new home. (2020)

Olivia Sayers (16) 

I am an aspiring animal conservationist, and I have a particular passion for protecting the biodiversity of Costa Rica. Last summer I was awarded scholarships by the Lord Mayor of London and my university to help fund my six-week charity trip to Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. I worked at Jaguary Rescue Center caring for injured and orphaned rainforest animals including two- and three-toed sloths, mantled howler monkeys and keel-billed toucans. I gained an especially large amount of experience and knowledge about wildlife electrocution in the Costa Rican rainforest, an issue which I hope to combat in my career as a conservationist. This was an invaluable experience for me, so I'm incredibly grateful to have been accepted as an intern at Wild Sun Rescue Center on the Nicoya Peninsula, where I will spend six months gaining further expertise about the policy covering wildlife electrocution in the country, as well as taking care of injured wildlife to allow animals to be rehabilitated and released. (2020)

Alessandra Giorgia Scevola (GIH 17)

Hello! I have many fond memories from Sevenoaks. I have just completed my four-year undergraduate degree, the World Bachelor in Business. Through this programme, I lived and studied in Los Angeles (USC), Hong Kong (HKUST) and Milan (Bocconi University) and was awarded a triple diploma. I met so many amazing people along the way and look forward to travelling even more and visiting them across the globe! I will now continue my journey in London, pursuing the MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management at Imperial College London. After that, I will be completing another Master’s programme at LSE, the MSc Psychology of Economic Life. I hope to learn as much as possible, not only within these broad fields but also about myself. While I am unsure about what the future will hold and where my career will take me, I can confidently say that I am open-minded. I have a network of such amazing friends and family that I know not to fear the unknown. (2021)

Anastasia Spiridonova (Sennocke 17)

Having virtually graduated from Stanford, I am finally embarking on my dream job journey full-time! I am now a co-director of Lost Boys Detective Agency: we are a global investigations and risk and crisis management firm working with legal, corporate and private clientele. Our services include cybersecurity, background checks and asset tracing, criminal defence and civil litigation investigations, social engineering and physical risk management, amongst others. Don’t hesitate to reach out on LinkedIn or at – I would love to help an Old Sennockian out! (2021)