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About Catherine McMaster

A native of Sydney, Australia, Catherine moved to London after being awarded a scholarship to study a Masters in Multimedia Journalism at the University of Westminster.

In Sydney, Catherine worked for a variety of online platforms including food and travel concierge, I Ate My Way Through. In 2015 Catherine was invited as one of their leading online journalists to travel with celebrity chef Manu Feildel on a promotional tour around the Riverina Region in Southern New South Wales.

In early 2014 Catherine traveled to Madurai, India, where she was invited to work as a cultural journalist for the Madurai Messenger. In this role Catherine was required to write long features about the customs, peoples and traditions present in Madurai. Catherine lived with the Toda tribe for a week in the Ooty mountains and wrote a 3,000 word piece on the 'Changing Nature of the Todas'. Catherine's article on the Todas is currently featured in a Pastoralism exhibition called 'Living Lightly' in New Delhi.

In July 2014 Catherine was chosen as the leading media journalist to travel to Japan for two weeks with the Japanese Embassy. During her time in Japan Catherine was invited to attend Embassy related events in Tokyo and Hokkaido. Catherine was required to write quirky and fun features about Japanese culture targeted towards a young, foreign audience.

Catherine also has a real interest in radio. She worked as the Arts and Cultural editor for Bondi Beach Radio. Her segment, Tableau, included interviews with artists, theatre directors and actors. It was a segment purely for the voices of Sydney's artists.

Although isolated on the other side of the globe, Catherine is an avid traveller. At 18 she lived and worked abroad in Italy as an au pair and an English teacher. She also backpacked solo around India, travelled to South Africa for an international hockey competition and completed aid work in Cambodia.

Wherever her travels take her Catherine always has a notebook in hand ready to jot down her impressions and thoughts.

Growing up in a small coastal town on the east coast of Australia, Catherine moved to Sydney to study Media and Communications at the University of Sydney. At university Catherine was awarded a scholarship to attend the prestigious Women's College, where the former first female governor of NSW, Her Excellency Marie Bashir, is alumni. Catherine graduated from the University of Sydney with a First in December 2014.

Catherine was the culture editor for Westminster World. Her partiality for arts and cultural affairs manifestested itself on this platform. Previous work includes the decriminalisation of abortion, Sex Workers' Opera and the opening of Tate Modern's 'Performing for the Camera' exhibition.

Recently, Catherine interned at Exaro News. Catherine pitched stories, interviewed high profile individuals, and wrote clean and proficient copy. Furthermore, Catherine worked on the magazine desk for the Times. Catherine wrote copy for their men's style section. After which, she was then invited by the Telegraph to complete some freelance work for their Education desk.

Catherine has recently learnt coding and can currently design, envision and build websites. Recently as part of a group project, Catherine and her fellow classmates built the website, The Vice Line. The business and creative model for The Vice Line was recently presented to Google at their headquarters in Giles High St.

Catherine currently works as Editor in Chief for two luxury London based fashion brands. Catherine edits two online magazines, attends fashion shows and liaises with fashion bloggers and editors.