I have over fifteen years of experience delivering communications initiatives for some of Canada’s most respected organizations, including the University of Toronto, York University, and a global professional services firm.
A former journalist, I have written hundreds of articles for online and print publications. I’ve contributed articles on social, political, and economic issues to weekly newspapers, such as the Kitchener-Waterloo Echo, Pulse Niagara, and View Magazine. In the course of my work, I interviewed global thought leaders, local activists, and elected officials at all levels of government in order to provide readers with cutting-edge news and analysis. I’ve also authored celebrity profiles and entertainment reviews for the national publication Inside Entertainment.
In addition to my communications experience, I have extensive graduate training in communication theory, sociology, and ancient languages. I earned my bachelor’s degree (hons.) from York University, where I graduated summa cum laude at the top of two rigorous programs. I also hold a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion, a top-ten internationally-ranked program, and completed PhD coursework at York University’s Department of History.
My original academic research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences in North America and Europe. My work has won numerous awards, including the CSSR Essay Prize (Master’s Level), the YUFA Scholarship (for having the highest GPA in a faculty of 9,000 York University students), and the prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, which is awarded to Canada’s highest-calibre scholars. I was also a national finalist for the SSHRC Vanier Graduate Scholarship, the highest award for PhD researchers in Canada.
Beyond my academic credentials, I am fluent in digital marketing strategies and website development—I’ve built and managed over thirty blogs, newsletters, and websites for a variety of organizations. I have considerable experience with content management tools, digital imaging, and SEO techniques, as well as desktop publishing and social medial management. My first-rate communication and digital production skills offer a unique advantage for those seeking effective communications outreach.