Currently a Finishing Editor at Channel 5, Emily won our 2018 Alumni Award and is part of this year’s Greenwich Portraits. An inspiring person and yet another reason we’re #proudtobeGRE.

Whilst studying for a BA in Film and Television Production at the university, Emily's final year project The Whale Bowl was shortlisted for both BAFTA and Grierson student awards. The documentary tells the story of Lolita, an orca kept in the world's smallest whale tank for 49 years.

Being diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 15 years old pushed Emily to achieve her goals, saying:

Having a wake-up call like cancer really makes you value your time. Life's too short not to pursue your dreams.

You can find out more about Emily at this year's Greenwich Portraits exhibition, which opens this Thursday (21 February).

Emily George