Hi, I'm Pauline.

People also call me Powerhouse.

If you're into Insights Discovery Profiles, this is mine.

To summarise, I am a...

πŸ’» Self-taught Developer

My coding journey started from a hobby of creating websites for fun when I was 8 years old, and now I continue to bring my ideas to life by playing around with pixels on the internet.

Languages that I'm familiar with are HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, R and Python. I'm currently learning Java.

I have knowledge and experience with Wordpress, cPanel, MailChimp, sendinblue and dotmailer.


Inspiration EU
"You're Purple"
White Rose DTP
Green Impact
Chromaffin Cell Biology
25 Days of GIPHY

πŸ“± Digital DevOps Graduate

In September 2018, I joined BT's exciting Graduate Scheme working in the EE Digital Engineering team. Lasting 2 years, this development programme allows four 6-month rotations across the different delivery teams in EE.

Read about the start of my Graduate Development here. You can also follow along my journey at BT here.


Campus Champions

πŸ›  Community builder & Diversity advocate

For 3 years, I've proudly assisted in organising and delivering all-female coding community courses with Code First: Girls at the University of Sheffield. With inclusion and diversity at the core of my community work, I pioneered the first Women in Tech student community in Sheffield. I'm a passionate advocate for Women and People of Colour in STEM, actively working in communities to help create a better environment for future engineers!

I had also taken a leading role in the interdisciplinary group, MedTech Sheffield, as Tech Lead, Chief of Operations and organiser for HackMed. MedTech aims to bring individuals from medicine, healthcare and tech together through events, workshops and hackathons!


Amali winner's speech - Computer Weekly
Online community engagement
Bold For Change x #shefcodefirst
Code First: Girls Blogs on Pawlean
HackMed communications

I love bringing communities and people together:

‣ Collaboration with HackSheffield to take over 20 CFG students to the InspireWIT conference.
‣ Introducing CFG students to the hackathon scene and the wider Women in Tech community.
Efforts in organising #HackMed18 saw an increase in attendance of women (47%) and students from different backgrounds including Humanities, Finance and Arts.
‣ For International Women's Day 2019, I organised an event at the BT office in Leeds with local Yorkshire speakers in the tech community which was shared and highlighted by BT Consumer's CEO, Marc Allera.

πŸ“ Creator

13 years ago, I started writing on the web.

My blog has evolved over time, I now write about reflections of my experiences for both my self development journey (personal and professional growth) as well as daily adventures in life.

Drawing by Teecaake and logo by Matt Burman to represent Pawlean online

Examples of the topics I cover include monthly reflections, equality in STEM, well-being, and communicating science simply. A full list of topics can be found here.

Working on my blog has allowed me to develop:

‣ An understanding how to effectively communicate on different digital channels.
‣ An understanding on SEO to drive more leads.
‣ The ability to analyse data from Google Analytics to identify trends to maximise the performance of content. My blog gets an average of 1,500 vistors per month.
‣ Relationships by collaborating with brands, individuals and companies on projects that align with my values.


Inspiring Figures

I have also started branching out into YouTube and have worked with different people on communicating messages across to my auidence. Across social media, I have a reach of approximately 9,000 people around the world.

🎀 Speaker

In 2017, I started speaking at events to help inspire others to reach for the stars in their career and beyond. Previous talks I've given in the past include my story into STEM, the importance of community, diversity and inclusion and communicating well online for impact.

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πŸŽ“ A recent graduate

...at the University of Sheffield where I obtained an undergraduate degree in BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences with Employment Experience.

After my second year, I secured a placement year at the University of Sheffield in a Communications and External Engagement role. Although the placement was not a typical one to be taken by BMS students, I learnt a lot from the year. My contribution over the year, led me to be selected as a Finalist for "Best Intern" at the National Employability Awards 2018.

Inspired by my placement, I always encourage students to not let their degree restrict them to what they can do and look beyond the box.


Pressing For Progress
MLH Hackathons
SU Tour
Why take a placement?
Why vlog?
Alumni Case Study

πŸ’Ό Experience


  • Digital Development and Operations Graduate
  • Remote Web Developer and Designer
  • Founder and Editor
  • Lead Course Instructor
    Code First: Girls


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πŸ† Recognition

"Above and Beyond" category, Student Employee of the Year
Nomination for "One to Watch" and "Person with Purpose", #NPWAwards
Won 3 Bronze, Gold and Environmental Hero of the Year, Green Impact.
Top 25, under 30 in technology and entrepreneurship, OTW.
5th most influential female student in the UK, Future 100.
Final 5 for Technology, Nova Prize
Future List, #NPWAwards
Best Intern, #NUEAwards
Trailblazers List, BusinessCloud
Top 240 Female Bloggers

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⚑️ Let's talk!

I'm always looking to expand my network and connect with like-minded people. Let's connect!

I'm available for contract work - I can help you develop your website, improve digital communications, and manage and grow your social media. I can also help out at your community events as a speaker or volunteer!

If you think we can work together or want to just have a chat,
you can get in touch with me below:

Email | @paulienuh | pnarvas

Find out more:

CV | Blog | paulienuh