Louisa, 23, originally from Glasgow, is an Architecture student at the University of Dundee. Louisa loves travelling, and even lived in America for a year!
What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland has been the amazing places I’ve been able to visit with my friends and family. Scotland has such a rich history and that’s been a main talking point with many of the Americans that I befriended when I moved to America. I moved to Washington DC when I was 20 years old and one of the main talking points was the place that I had come from; the culture and it’s scale and how different it was to America. Another amazing aspect of growing up in Scotland was the fact that I knew I could go to a good university without having to worry about tuition fees.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement to date was receiving a First Class Honours degree at university. I put in a lot of hard work and to get the result that I did was great. My family are very proud which has made me proud of this achievement.
What would you most like to achieve in the future?
In the future I would like to show up to a job every day that I enjoy. I would like this job to challenge me and allow me to learn new things every single day.
What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
My advice for young people in Scotland is to challenge yourself, because nothing great ever comes from staying in your comfort zone.
Which young Scot inspires you?
A young Scot who inspires me is my sister, Erica. Although we live in different cities, I feel like I can call her up and ask her about her life and job. She has also completed a Masters degree so if I feel like I have any issues with mine, I can call her up and ask her about certain aspects of my degree.
What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would most like for people from older generations to see young people as the future.
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