Education:

Qualifications:

Master of Journalism 2015

University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C.

Hon. Bachelor of Arts
English and Sociology 2011

Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ont.

Awards:

Health Communications Award 2013

Canadian Institute of Health Research
| For graduate research on aging

Skills

  • Connector.

    Writing for news, magazine, video scripts; Editing

  • Connector.

    Photography; Videography

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    Radio production

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    Specialization in health, international, development, and human rights reporting

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    Wordpress; Social media

Work Experience

Reporter-Editor
June 2016 to Present

The Canadian Press,Vancouver B.C.
Reporting on news and current affairs in British Columbia and the Yukon for print and broadcast

Media Fellow (International Youth Fellowship)
June 2015 to April 2016

Aga Khan Foundation Canada / Nation Media Group, Kampala, Uganda
Senior producer of the three-week “Election Watch” series featuring interviews, analysis and audience engagement on issues related to 2016 Ugandan national election for Morning @ NTV (Nation TV)
Investigate feature stories about global development — specifically solutions in healthcare, HIV treatment and poverty — for the East African and Daily Monitor newspapers during an eight-month fellowship in Uganda

International Reporting Fellow
Sept. 2014 to Aug. 2015

International Reporting Program, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Contribute to a year-long investigation on global mental health, scout stories and coordinate trip to Benin and Togo
Report, pitch, produce and edit documentary (“Praying for a Cure”) for the New York Times
Shoot and edit photos, and collaborate on written feature story published on the project website (“Out of the Shadows”)

Producer
Jan. 2014 to April 2015

UBC Arts On Air, CiTR 101.9 FM, Vancouver, B.C.
Co-produce a biweekly 20-25 minute show featuring the ideas and stories of the staff and students in the Faculty of Arts at UBC for the independent Vancouver station CiTR
Develop a social media strategy to promote the live broadcast and podcast

Research Assistant
Jan. 2014 to Aug. 2015

University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Vancouver B.C.
Develop expertise using social media analytics tools — specifically Topsy and Crimson Hexagon — for the Social Media Advanced Research, Teaching and Training Lab (SMARTT Lab)
Contribute to long-term research projects about digital social movements such as the Arab Spring and #IdleNoMore for Drs. Candis Callison and Alfred Hermida

Multimedia Intern
May to July 2014

News24 Live, Cape Town, South Africa
Produce news, entertainment and lifestyle videos for digital news site
Research and pitch stories, write scripts and backgrounders for hosts, live-edit broadcasts
Produce and direct a pilot interactive magazine show

Reporter
Sept. 2012 to Aug. 2013

The Waterloo Region Record, Kitchener, Ont.
Report on crime and breaking news along with general assignments on education, politics and community events
Cover the health beat writing news stories on services and evidence-based research, and also producing feature stories on health issues such as hospital wait times or disease prevalence affecting the community
Use social media to provide live coverage of local news and interact with readers

Editor-in-Chief
May 2011 to Apr. 2012

The Cord, Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications, Waterloo, Ont.
Oversee editorial staff, volunteers and interns; facilitate training and hiring; encourage creativity and collaboration
Edit final drafts of all content for web and print, provide feedback to editors and reporters, and uphold standards for strong journalistic ethics and accuracy