Member of the Month: April 2013

Katrina Mitchell

Find out about Katrina’s globe trotting and the tourist map she’s creating for young people visiting Glasgow.

What’s your background?

I’m originally from the Borders but I escaped pretty quickly to move to Glasgow for uni. I’ve lived in a few different places including London, Dundee, Australia and New Zealand.

 Katrina Mitchell


Tell us about your job.

To be honest I didn’t really choose it, it chose me! I put my CV up on Monster and an agency got in contact. I work as a data analyst for a bank – the best thing about it is actually finding out about the weird ways in which our customers use our products!


If money and time were no object, what would you do?

I would go travelling again. Simple.


When you’re not working what do you enjoy doing?

I’m normally to be found on holiday. I love new things, meeting new people and basically getting out and about, especially to warmer climes! When I’m not on holiday I can normally be found in the pub, at a gig or in the gym (spot the odd one out!).

Katrina Mitchell


For coffee, quiet drink, night out, book you’ve read, cinema/theatre, music, sport?

I’m currently working with a group of mates to create a tourist map for Glasgow. Not just any tourist map though – this one’s made specifically for young travellers and has all the things in it that a local would actually do! The best thing about it is that it doesn’t feature any ads. Use It Maps are available in other European cities and it’s going to be great to get one on the go in Glasgow. You can find us on Facebook where you even have the chance to give us your opinions about what you like about Glasgow!

Find out more about Use-It maps or get further information on what we are doing (and why!)… alternatively, you could just come up and ask me about it at one of the networking events!

Why did you join GYP? Any advice for new members or those thinking about coming to their first event?

I joined because a mate from Edinburgh recommended it. She also mentioned that Glasgow Young Professionals was meant to be better than Edinburgh Young Professionals…always good to hear! I would recommend to go in with no expectations and just chat. No one’s going to judge you and it’s a really good way to while away a Thursday every so often.

GYP Monthly Drinks


What has been your favourite GYP event and why?

The ceilidh. I like to dance. Beer tasting comes a close second. I like to drink beer.

 GYP Burns Supper & Ceildih

Are there any events you would like to see us run?

I’d like to see a beer festival on the go, Paisley beer festival is particularly good…


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