Chelsea’s Personal Interests

Education

Chelsea holds a Bachelors of Arts from New York University (“NYU”), where she graduated Cum Laude.  She has two degrees, a first in History (3.5 GPA) and a first in Film Production (4.0 GPA).  NYU is a top university in the United States, with campuses around the globe including London & Dubai.

She attended The Pingry School, listed by the Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 20 High Schools in America.  Chelsea is an Advanced Placement Scholar, excelling in the subjects of Psychology, U.S. Government & Politics, and English Literature.  Chelsea was also recognised for her scholarly achievements as a Cum Laude Society nominee.  Her talents in studio art lead to her nomination to the State of New Jersey’s summer program for gifted students of the arts.

Charity Work

Chelsea is an avid reader who shares this passion with her community by leading a book group for the elderly at her local library.  This group provides an environment for mature residents of her local area to socialise, address a diverse range of reading topics, and drink lots of tea.

At the opposite end of the age spectrum, Chelsea is also a mentor-in-training with Urban Synergy, working with under privileged youths in London to realize their potential.

In Summer 2011, Chelsea took on a deaf student from Oak Lodge School in Balham for a week long work placement experience.  She can now sign the words for india, plane, food, and love.

Sport

chelsea blacker cycling

Chelsea Blacker cycling

Outside of work Chelsea enjoys staying active.  She loves to cycle and can be found on organised day rides or getting muddy on her mountain bike in Windsor Park.

She is currently going through a yoga phase, and can be found sweating it out in a 40 C room with her fellow bikram yogis.

A U18 champion in northern New Jersey, Chelsea loves to play tennis on the weekends.  She prefers clay courts to hard, and strongly dislikes grass.

Literature

Averaging about three books a month, Chelsea loves fiction.  Her favourite authors include Evelyn Waugh, Zadie Smith, and JD Salinger.  She finds Shakespeare and Dickens to be painfully boring.