Alumni News: Ones to Watch

Continuing our series focusing on promising young almuni from across the Haberdashers' family of schools:

Ones to Watch

Rachel Tilley

Monmouth School for Girls

Rachel is a scientist and engineer at Mars Wrigley, working as a Quality and Food Safety Scientist responsible for seasonal chocolate (Easter and Christmas) production.

“Working in seasonal chocolate is a funny thing as you are always out of sync because we start the Christmas production in the summer,” she says. “As a life-long chocoholic, I can say that I am still not bored with trying the products!”

Rachel took A levels in Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths (3A*s and 1A) before reading Chemical Engineering at Cambridge.

“I built on my successful rowing career at school by representing Christ’s College, Cambridge. While at Cambridge, I won the British University Championships and two Varsity matches as captain (gaining Full Blues), and was head of the Women’s Blues Committee," she says.  “I learnt from a young age at school the importance of balancing academics with extra-curricular activities.”

Rachel sails at international levels through the Royal Thames Yacht Club, where she is Chair of its Academy programme.