Jocelyn studied and worked in Germany and the UK for 26 years before returning home to Ireland. Jocelyn’s career path has been anything but linear and she has pivoted between banking, construction, marketing, and sales.

Her interest in innovation stems back to the early days of her career, when she traded innovative and specialty B2B products for a Japanese multinational. This was a stepping stone to a career in construction where Jocelyn worked on some of the most iconic ETFE membrane projects in the world, such as the Singapore Sports Hub and the San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain.

Jocelyn completed the UCD Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise and when the opportunity arose, she seized the chance to work at the UCD Innovation Academy. She believes that by encouraging people to jump outside their shadows to try something new combined with the collective momentum of other learners contributes to the success of the UCD Innovation Academy’s programmes.

Jocelyn is a troubleshooter and likes solving complex issues, considering them to be challenges as opposed to problems. So whether registering students, finalising timetabling, sourcing holographic equipment, or project managing our refurbishment, it’s all in a day’s work.

In her own time, Jocelyn is a counselling and psychotherapy student and business mentor. She loves travelling and exploring nature – so much so that she once had a small search party looking for her while she was on a business trip to Japan.

Why I joined the UCD Innovation Academy…

“I love the energy and enthusiasm that the students bring. I enjoy the variety of my role and the opportunity to shape the future of the UCD Innovation Academy.”