Current Projects…

  • Earning my masters in Social Justice Studies at Lakehead.
  • Senior Accessibility Editor at the Digital Research Ethics Collaboratory.
  • Graduate assistant to Dr. Sandra Jeppesen, Teaching Assistant for Alternative New Media.
  • With United Way Thunder Bay, launched Empower the North, a collaborative community platform scaled for Thunder Bay.
  • In the process of writing/publishing a paper with two colleagues on mediating visibility through Zoom classes.
  • Contributing to a working group at the University of Toronto developing a framework for a grassroots approach to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in post-secondary education.

Education

Expected 2024 | Masters of Social Justice Studies from Lakehead University

Combining the research and creative streams.V

2022 | Honours Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Digital Arts from University of Toronto

Double minors in Philosophy & Psychology. 

Graduated with Distinction (3.3+ GPA) and won the Get Finished Scholarship two semesters in a row for displaying a high level of planning and strategy.

Cool Jobs

Graduate Assistant, Dr. Jeppesen, Lakehead University (September 2022 – Present)

Research Assistant on Critical Community EDI project, Teaching assistant for MDST-2010: Alternative New Media, Guest Lecturer for the week focused on Feminism & Online Activism:

Developmental Editor & Proofreader, Heavy Processing by TL Cowan & Jas Rault. Upcoming, Summer 2023, Punctum Press. (September 2022)

Scrutineer, Ontario Provincial Election (May – June 2022)

Sworn to an oath of secrecy, I worked with local polls, the NDP campaign office, and voters to ensure accuracy and participation in the election, helping to shift a 27 year incumbency.

Senior Accessibility Editorial Fellow @ Digital Research Ethics Collaboratory (May 2022 – Present)

Combining research and consultation with authors and artists at the Collaboratory and Cabaret Commons, I’m writing alternative text that focuses on communicating the visual experience to the written word.

Copyeditor @ Canadian Pro Beauty Magazine (April 2022)

Advised and copyedited the Spring/Summer 2022 issue to develop inclusive and concise language.

Guest Lecturer @ University of Toronto (2022 February 17)

Created and presented the interactive seminar: “Writing and Editing for Adults and Caregivers” to students in the second year of their master’s in occupational therapy, focusing on communication and making technical knowledge important to patients.

Digital Editor @ Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (December 2021 – March 2022)

Revamped the En-AGE site, a resource for older adults, to make it more user-friendly. Additionally edited the technical content for clarity, reader interest, and search engine optimization.

Top Rated Freelancer @ UpWork (May 2021 – Present)

100% Success rate. I’ve worked with small businesses, lawyers, and research organizations to identify their audiences and improve clarity.