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Rebecca Lau

Rebecca Lau graduated from St George's in 2012...

When I was a teenager, I had no idea what to do or where to go from here. Even when I started university, I wasn't certain if that was what I wanted. However, during my time at university, I was taught protocol. That piqued my interest, so I decided to change my career path after university. I had the privilege of serving as a Luxembourg representative in Geneva, where I collaborated closely with one of our Luxembourgish ambassadors and the United Nations. 

Then the pandemic struck and I had to return to Luxembourg, where I volunteered in Covid centres during lockdown while looking for a new job. This led me to work for the Pirates political party and since 2020, I've worked as a parliamentary attaché for three Pirate MPs, which entails conducting extensive research, analysing bills and writing speeches for them. Since the last election, we have gained an additional MP and undergone internal restructuring. I've taken on new responsibilities such as document translation, liaison with the European Pirate Party, event management and IT administration. 

I also serve as the national speaker/representative of the Pirate Party of Luxembourg, as well as a board member of the Young Pirates of Europe.

Last year I had the chance to run for national elections for the first time in my life and now I am also running for the European elections on 9th June.

I am most proud of my continuous growth as a person and the fact that I am able to experience everything as a learning curve. Something else I'm very proud of is running a nightclub in my fifth semester of university, earning enough money to fund a trip to Sri Lanka for the entire class. And I graduated with honours. 

After graduating from St George’s, I moved to London for a year and then went to Switzerland to study international hospitality and tourism management. I then completed internships in Abu Dhabi and Zurich, and then went back to London for a postgraduate internship in property management. Later on I moved to Geneva for work and returned to settle in Luxembourg once the pandemic hit.

Life never goes as planned. If you told me five years ago that I would end up in politics, I wouldn’t have believed you.