I was actually an Enactus student back in DCU when I was studying Irish and Business. My lecturer, Dr Emer Ní Bhrádaigh, is a social enterprise champion and encouraged me to get involved with Enactus.
I never really considered setting up a social enterprise, but Enactus DCU enabled me to create HeadstARTS – an organisation which empowers people with intellectual disabilities to engage with arts. HeadstARTS was part of DCU’s presentation at the Enactus Ireland National Competition 2013 and I am proud to say we won!
My teammates and I travelled to Cancun, Mexico, to represent Ireland at the Enactus World Cup. It was an amazing experience and really made me realise the importance of social entrepreneurship in the world today.