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Writing + Editing



2016 – 2020
VICE Canada — Vancouver, BC
Senior editor
Reported on major Canadian news stories like the RCMP raid on Wet’suwet’en territory in February 2020. Assigned news, politics, culture, personal essay and photography.

April 2014 – March 2016
TheTyee.ca — Vancouver, BC
Associate editor, acting managing editor
Edited news and opinion for a BC-focused online magazine.

Guidebook Magazine— Vancouver, BC
• Managed a bi-weekly city magazine for international students, new immigrants, travellers.

January – July 2011
The Daily Times — Blantyre, Malawi
Journalists for Human Rights (jhr) media trainer
• Produced investigative stories exploring human rights and governance issues for Malawian daily newspaper

2010 – 2012
Discorder Magazine, that magazine from CiTR 101.9fm — Vancouver, BC
Associate editor
• Curated album review section
• Reported on up-and-coming artists both in Canada and abroad

2008 – 2012
Megaphone Magazine, Vancouver’s Street Paper — Vancouver, BC
Associate editor
• Published arts and news features that explore issues of poverty and social injustice
• Participated in bi-weekly production schedule, weekly volunteer office hours

Adbusters Magazine — Vancouver, BC
• Wrote stories, blog posts, tactical briefings and image captions for magazine and website

2007 – 2008
The Gazette, daily student newspaper at The University of Western Ontario — London, Canada
Full-time news editor
• Researched, wrote and edited articles for daily news section
• Trained, managed and recruited volunteer writers

Freelance work has also appeared in: Maclean’s Magazine, the Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun and more.

//////// EDUCATION

2008 – 2010
The University of British Columbia—Vancouver, BC 
Journalism, MJ
• Online video thesis project “On Corporate Graffiti”
• Courses included: Feature Writing, Advanced Television, International Reporting

2004 – 2008
The University of Western Ontario—London, ON
Media, information and technoculture (MIT), BA 
• Political Science Minor
• Writing Certificate

Photo by Jackie Dives.

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