Francesca joined us in October as the newest addition to our bid writing team. Francesca is from Eggborough and has just finished her MSc in Forensic Speech Science!

Hi Francesca! First off, what is your full name?

Francesca Paige Hippey.

Are there any causes that you’re passionate about?

Cancer research.

Sum up your day so far in three words?

Reading, coffee, road-rage!

If you could be anybody for a day, who would you be and why?

I would be JK Rowling, because she created such a wonderful world with the Harry Potter franchise and also seems like a wonderful person.

Can you tell us, do you like cheese?

I love cheese! It’s probably my favourite food – either that or chocolate!

What is your favourite type of cheese?

Goat’s cheese.

What’s your favourite destination you have travelled to?

Italy – specifically, Venice, Verona and Lake Garda.

Up next is the Pub Quiz question: which US singer has broken Spotify’s record for most streamed song by a female artist this week?

Is it P!nk, with A Million Dreams?

Good guess, but no dice! It was Ariana Grande, with ‘Thank u, next’. If you were an animal what would you be and why?

I think I’d like to be a dog, because you get well looked after and a lot of cuddles and affection – if you have a nice owner, at least!

Finally, can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

I play the cornet in Knottingley Silver Band. When I was playing in a previous band, we won the Yorkshire Regional competition and performed at the Nationals in Cheltenham!