Arlene Gormley grew up in Northern Ireland and has always had a passion for social justice; earning her a national award in Sociology aged just 16 years old. Arlene studied Sociology at Queens University Belfast before embarking on 'start-up' creating award winning decorative cakes in Northern Ireland.
After selling her thriving enterprise in 2010, Arlene began a new chapter of her life in Cambodia. Drawing upon her entrepreneurial skills and natural passion for social justice, she co-founded the non-profit 'Feeding Dreams Cambodia' in 2012. To hone her skills Arlene acquired a Masters in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School of Social Policy at Brandeis University in Boston, USA.
In 2015 while living in Cambodia, Arlene created a picture book, originally intended as a keepsake gift for her niece, introducing the UN Global Goals. Interest in the book quickly gained momentum and is currently available in several languages and copies are in circulation around the globe. Currently Arlene is based in Cambodia but travels frequently to USA and to her home in Ireland. Arlene is now working on her next children's book focusing on non-violent methods of action.