My name is Rebecca Egan, I’m 26 and humbled to represent Dubai. Raised in the Faithful County of Offaly, I studied Media & Gaeilge in Mary Immaculate College, where I returned to become a teacher, graduating in 2015. In 2012, as I studied Media and Theatre in Chicago, I knew I was destined to become a student of the world. I have followed my heart’s desire and now teach in Dubai.
Teaching in schools so different to my professional experience in Ireland has given me the chance to rise to new challenges, and better understand how diverse communities can knit together for the better. Meeting local Emirati people and seeing the ways they are similar to the Irish, with their generosity and easy nature, has been wonderful.
Other interests include writing, the arts and a worthy cause! A published writer, and creative writing workshop leader, I adore igniting my creative flair, as previously enjoyed in theatrical productions such as Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast, CATS and many more. I love supporting Special Olympics Ireland, Darkness Into Light and children’s groups wherever I am. In the future I plan on tying my creative background with my educational experience to work at third level in a creative sphere.