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Lea Lenka Pachta - Austrian alumni ambassador

Course: BSc International Business with German (2003-07)
City of residence: Vienna, Austria
Employer: Philips
Interests: Marketing, photography, travel, languages
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When were you at Warwick?
I studied International Business between 2003 and 2007 at the Warwick Business School. Some of my favourite tutors included Sue Deebank, Dr Frances O’Brien and Michel Goyer.

Do you have any fond memories of Warwick?
I have so many fond memories of my time at Warwick, it’s impossible to name just a few.

Where did you live while you were at Warwick?
In my first year I lived in Jack Martin, then during my second year in Earlsdon, and in my final year in Tocil.

Were you a member of any societies?
I was an orientation helper in my second year and part of the photography and volunteering societies. I remember going to Coventry and teaching primary school children how to read. That was a very rewarding experience.

What are you doing now?
I worked in London for a couple of years after completing my postgraduate education and then moved back to Vienna, where I work as a Senior Marketing Manager at Philips now. I also freelance as a photographer in my spare time.

Why did you decide to become an alumni ambassador?
I frequently attended the Warwick Austria Alumni events, really enjoyed them and wanted to become more involved in this fantastic network of interesting people.

What kind of people make up the local alumni community?
The members usually have international backgrounds and predominantly studied postgraduate degrees at Warwick, but it varies a lot from meet-up to meet-up.

Have you been back to Warwick recently?
No, but I really have to soon!