Work Experience

Summer intern reporter, Edmonton Journal, May – September 2014

• General assignment reporter, city desk

Intern, Edmonton Journal, February 2014

• Covered local and breaking news, including a stabbing rampage

• Familiar with content management systems

• Used alternative story formats to add to reporting

Intern, Ottawa Citizen, December 2013

• Reported local news to the city desk

• Sat on the editorial board, wrote newspaper editorials and opinion columns

• Wrote a first-person essay and reported on issues facing the deaf community

Editor-in-Chief, Centretown News, Ottawa, September – November 2013

• Ran story meetings, approved story pitches, assigned breaking news stories

• Wrote newspaper editorial and edited section columns

• Chose front-pages stories and news story line-up, paginated with InDesign

Intern, Postmedia News parliamentary bureau, Ottawa, May – June 2013

• Digital-first national and parliamentary coverage

• Live-tweeted events, shot video for web, posted breaking news updates to web

• Used Access to Information documents for exclusive stories

Intern, Red Deer Advocate, Red Deer, Alta., December 2012

• Wrote daily local news stories for online and print editions and shot photographs

• Created interactive digital content for the website

• Proficient in Photoshop, Audition and Final Cut 


National Post

Op-Ed: Attacked by a police dog, March 18, 2014

Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa’s daily newspaper

Op-Ed: The danger of the sex-offender registry, Sept. 20, 2013

Op-Ed: The real effect of banning flavoured tobacco, Nov. 18, 2013

Vue Weekly, Edmonton’s alternative weekly newspaper,

Redneck Restraining Order, July 24, 2013

SEE Magazine, Edmonton’s issues, arts and entertainment weekly, July 8, 2010

Op-Ed: Turning Smokers Into ‘Bad’ People Does No Good


Carleton University, Master of Journalism, September 2012 – April 2014

• Tim Ralfe Memorial Scholarship

• Teaching Assistant for Foundations of Journalism

• Master’s research project: Policing the police: accountability in the social media age

University of Alberta, Bachelor of Arts with Honours in History and Political Science

• Thesis: Canadian Tobacco Control Policy and the Denormalization of Smoking

• Scott Thorkelson Scholarship in the Study of Public Policy and Administration


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