Astronaut to Zookeeper

The A to Z of life after school! The Art teacher formally known as Miss Willis is on a mission to catch up with former students to see what career paths they have taken and what advice they would give their 14 year old self. All with the aim to open up the imagination for young people when it comes to life after school!

Recent Episodes

Special Episode - A Conversation with Mae and Sam, Co Founders of ERIC

Aug. 19, 2021

To kickstart Season 3 of Astronaut to Zookeeper podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with Mae Yip and Samantha Hornsby who are the Co Founders of ERIC - the exciting career & self-discovery platform for young people. ERIC…

Education

Teaching Assistant - Jerome Marshall

July 18, 2021

In this episode I catch up with former student Jerome who is now a Teaching Assistant. We chat about the varied responsibilities of a TA , how young people best flourish, and of course the good days and the bad days being a …

Education Diversity Science Coaching

Gender Balance Coach - Stephanie Bevan

July 1, 2021

In this episode I chat to former student Stephanie, who is now a Gender Balance Coach for the Institute of Physics! We talk about the importance of gender balance in every profession, unconscious bias, role models and of cou…

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Entrepreneur and CoFounder of Original Flava - Craig McAnuff

May 27, 2021

Welcome to Astronaut to Zookeeper Podcast where we aim to open up the imagination for young people when it comes to life after school. In this episode I catch up with former student Craig, a man of many talents, he's a graph…

Business Accountancy Finance Global Business

Accountant - Lydia Nartey

Feb. 12, 2021

In this episode I chat to the always smiling Lydia who is now an Accountant and she hasn't got a boring bone in her body! We talk about her love of problem solving, how she went from counting pennies to dealing with million…

Animals Business Owner Pet Care

Pet Care Company Owner - Jack D'Gama

Jan. 5, 2021

In this episode I catch up with former student Jack who is a Pet Care Company Owner ! I chat to Jack about the responsibilities involved in caring for other people's pets , his views on dog breeding, and of course, we discu…