Hello from Jemima – ITP volunteer

Hello, I am so excited to begin volunteering with the ITP programme and am here to tell you a little bit about myself before everything begins!

My name is Jemima Dunnett; I am in my final year studying Archaeology at University College London. I have focused on public archaeology and heritage management. This is something I feel very strongly about, as we have access such amazing museums and galleries here in the UK. I am from London and the bygone era of chaotic school trips and calmer family visits to the British Museum have carved a special place in my memory!

I love to dig! Working on excavations has been a big part of my archaeology studies. I have had the opportunity to be part of projects in England, Greece, Israel and Spain. Through each of these experiences I have met incredible people, and seen how important the past is to different communities around the world. I hope these adventures will continue after I finish my degree. I would love to be flung towards further studies in a different corner of the world.

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Dream team on excavation

I also love to explore, whether this be in London or further afield. I take every opportunity to get outside; favourite trips include wandering in the Lake District and surfing in Cornwall (while dreaming of warmer waters’).  I am currently training for my first marathon in April, which I hope to plod successfully around, with the help of my Dad.

I have previously volunteered for several organisations that are close to my heart, working with the marketing team for a school in Kolkata and as a graphic designer for a local charity in London. These have both been amazing experiences, where I have developed a range of digital skills and had the privilege to work in some amazing teams. I hope to apply what I have learnt so far to this role, which will include documentation of ITP images, and updating and improving contact databases to ensure the ever-growing network can stay connected.

I cannot wait to get started and hopefully get to meet some of you soon!