New York University | Master of Arts in International Relations and Journalism | Graduated May 2017

  • Awarded Departmental Fellowship Tuition Scholarship for Fall 2015, Spring 2016 and Fall 2017

University of Waterloo | Bachelor of Arts Joint Honors in Political Science and History, International Relations and Global Governance Specialization | Graduated April 2014

  • Won the 3 Political Science Awards (2012-2014), Marlies Loewen Schaan Scholarship (Fall 2013), Paul D. Imrie Scholarship (Fall 2012), Faculty of Arts Upper-Year Scholarship (Fall 2011), University of Waterloo President’s Scholarship (Fall 2010) and Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship (Fall 2010-2014)

Employment Experience

Research Officer | The International Institute for Sustainable Development | November 2017 – present

  • Lead research report on green conflict minerals: analyzing which minerals will be needed for the green energy revolution and their impact on conflict and peacebuilding in fragile states
  • Wrote articles concerning conflict minerals, gender, and other issues pertaining to sustainable development
  • Worked with international climate adaptation policymakers and practitioners regarding climate adaptation and resilience best practices

Freelance Writer and Researcher September 2014 – present 

  • Contributed writing, editing, and reporting to openDemocracy, New York Magazine, Salon, Civic Ideas, ProPublica, Post Media, Tablet Magazine, and more.

Business Administration Coordinator | The Ministry of the Attorney General, Government of Ontario | June 2017 – November 2017

  • Coordinated communications, and correspondence within the Provincial Programs Unit
  • Created, edited, and prepared for publication business cases and reports

Graduate Investigative Team | ProPublica and New York University | January 2017 – August 2017

Editor in Chief | The Journal of Political Inquiry, New York University | May 2016 – May 2017

  • Managed a staff of 23 editors, coordinating both an academic journal and online news outlet
  • Trained copy-editors, fact-checkers, and managing editors
  • Maintained website and advertised the news outlet through social media
  • Preserved and boosted budget for 2016-2017 academic year

Nonprofit Communications Fellow | The New York Community Trust | May 2016 – May 2017

  • Reported and published articles regarding nonprofit advocacy and community development
  • Wrote newsletters, annual reports, and press briefings on issues including education, criminal justice, older adults, and environmental protection
  • Shared and copy-edited media releases via social media and other news outlets

Managing Editor | The Journal of Political Inquiry, New York University | September 2015 – May 2016

  • Edited, wrote, and published content for the academic journal and online news outlet
  • Liaised with authors, copy-editors, and fact-checkers

Graduate Assistant | Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University | September 2015 – May 2017

  • Led classes in discussion, marked papers and offered guidance to students
  • Edited professional articles, organized files and documents, and issued permission requests

Researcher | Ark Media | January 2016 – May 2016

Advisor Support & Program Support Clerk | Provincial Interministerial Councils, Ontario | May 2014 – September 2015

  • Project lead of annual “Quarter Century Club” event
  • Wrote articles for and designed the Councils’ Semi-Annual Newsletter
  • Created and edited research documents for First Nations and Diversity Working Groups
  • Redesigned and updated the intranet website to enable better accessibility and user navigation

Certifications, Skills, Awards

  • Fluent in French and English, Conversational skills in Spanish and German
  • International House Scholarship (September 2016-May 2017)
  • Achieved 98th percentile on the GRE writing component, 84th percentile in vocabulary
  • Hiked El Camino de Santiago, an 890km trail across Northern Spain (Fall 2014)
  • Attained a score of 160 on the LSAT, achieving the 80th percentile (October 2012)
  • First AID, CPR and Healthy Child Development Certified