I have always been fascinated by everything to do with languages, and this fascination grew during my undergraduate studies in Arabic and Linguistics at School of Oriental and African Studies. As part of my degree, I spent an amazing year in Egypt, which really showed me how many doors learning a new language can open for you. We have so much linguistic diversity in the world, with approximately 7000 different languages, but unfortunately a lot of this diversity might be lost during the next century, as the majority of the world’s languages are endangered. This is not only sad for language enthusiasts like me, but might also be very detrimental to the respective communities. It is normally the most marginalised communities which are in danger of losing their languages, and I want to do my part to rectify this injustice. Doing an MPhil in Cambridge has expanded my knowledge of the different fields of linguistics, and I am now excited to embark on my PhD. My research will focus on Lule Sami, an endangered Uralic language spoken in Northern Norway and Sweden.INTERESTS: Playing ice hockey and football, going cross-country skiing, hiking, singing, dancing, listening to reggae and dancehall, going to the theatre.