ASLFL Alumni Association
Rhys Ó Seireadáin is a young Irish academic based in Paris. Since his first conference as a delegate in 2016, Rhys has volunteered in several roles and is now Director of Staff. Earlier this year, he graduated with first-class honours in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin and Sciences Po Paris. Later this year, he will take on the role of lecturer in English language, literature and cultural studies at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle as well as visiting fellow at École Normale Supérieure. His interests – personal and professional – lie in modern arts, culture and philosophy.
Ellen Murray is an Assistant Psychologist in Woodlea Psychology, specializing in autism assessments. Ellen has recently completed her Undergraduate degree in Maynooth University in Psychology, during which time she spent a semester studying abroad in Valencia, Spain. This led to her involvement with the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), where she was recently elected President of the Irish National Board. Having been involved with the ASLFL conference for many years, Ellen’s role lies within Welfare and Wellbeing, while also directing the educational programme. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys walking her dog, meeting friends for coffee and seeing the 1975 in concert.
Carys Mawhinney serves as the Director of Media for the 13th Annual Leadership Conference. Her journey with ASLFL began as a delegate in 2018 and since she has evolved her leadership skills into being a dedicated volunteer. Recently graduating with a First-Class Honours, Carys has excelled as a Marketing Professional in the renewable energy sector for two years, championing positive environmental change. Now an Entertainment Marketing Executive for ICC Belfast, Waterfront Hall, and Ulster Hall, her focus lies in curating world-class business and live entertainment events that deliver socially, culturally, and economically for her homeplace of Belfast and Northern Ireland.
Christoph Schramm first attended the conference in 2017 representing the German student delegation and was subsequently made part of the inaugural Junior Staff Team.
With a finished dual degree in Business Informatics he is currently working as a Software Engineer. In addition to his enthusiasm for technical innovation, he has a wide range of interests and enjoys helping people develop their potential. That’s why he’s pleased to be involved with the conference, to help other young people have the same horizon-expanding experience he was fortunate to have.
Hi I’m Clare Tucker one of the facilitators here at Albert. I grew up in a small seaside town/ city called Bangor in Northern Ireland and I’m old alum of St Dominics High School. I currently work for a tech company based in London. My main hobbies include, cooking, socialising and reading!
Hello! My name is Savannah, I’m 23 and from Belfast, Northern Ireland. I am a University of Ulster Law graduate and currently completing my Masters in Law at Queen’s University Belfast. In September, I will be starting my big girl job working in the in-house legal department at PWC in Belfast, one of the world’s biggest consulting, tax and auditing firms. In my free time, you can catch me swimming in the sea or attending any concert I can get tickets to (I’ve been to 7 this year)! I have been with ASLFL since 2017 and this will be my second year being a Senior Facilitator and I cannot wait for this year’s conference!
My name is Dean McPartlin. I’m currently employed by Veolia as an Electrical Instrumentation Apprentice at Pfizer Grangecastle.
I’ve lived in maynooth my whole life so I attended primary and post primary school here. I’ve enjoyed acting from a young age and have taken part in many projects in theatre, radio and film. I also enjoy playing guitar, although I’m not very good! I’m a big fan of indoor rock climbing and bouldering. I first attended ASLFL as a delegate back in 2018. I was a Junior facilitator in 2022 and I was delighted to be given the opportunity this year to be facilitator. My goal as facilitator this year is to change someone’s mind about themselves, for the better of course! I can’t wait to get to know you all better, especially our new delegates. My advice is to make the most of every minute, as this week always goes by too quickly.
My name is Martha Gilligan. I am 21 years old. I live in Maynooth Co. Kildare Ireland. I am just finished a degree in Irish and business in Maynooth University. I hope to start my Master of Education in primary teaching in October. I play Gaelic football and camogie for Maynooth. I also play camogie for the Kildare senior team. I also swim every day. I love baking and reading also. I have been with ASLF since 2017. I was honoured to be asked back as a junior facilitator in 2018 which I thoroughly enjoyed. II was then very excited to be back last year after the COVID pandemic.
I’m 20 and I’m from Belfast, Northern Ireland. I went to St Dominic’s Grammar School and now I’m doing an Accounting apprenticeship. I came to ASLFL as a student in 2019 and this is my second year back as a Junior Facilitator! Most of my time is spent studying but when I’m not I enjoy travelling and exploring new places (usually somewhere I can bring my dog).