EDUCATION

New York University, New York, NY
Masters of Journalism, 2013-2015
Merit Scholarship (2014), Entrance Scholarship (2013), 3.89 GPA/4.0 scale

Coursework: Longform, Photojournalism, Writing and Reporting, Ethics, Advanced Multimedia

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Bachelor of Arts, English Major, 2007-2012
Exchange Program, University of Victoria, New Zealand (2012)
In-course Scholarship (2010), Dean’s List (2010, 2009), Entrance Scholarship (2007)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Freelance contributor, VICE
Life, Salmon and the Future for the 'Namgis First Nation Read 
The New Face of Anti-Abortion Protest Read

Writer/Photographer/Assistant Editor, Rapid Media, Palmer Rapids, ON
May 2016-Present
Shoot photos and video and write stories for the website and print editions of three national magazines in US/Canada focused on whitewater kayaking, canoeing and sea kayaking
Consistently develop multimedia skills through planning, shooting, editing and packaging video and photography pieces
Increase web traffic through writing strong pieces, using SEO keyword research, analytics and managing nine social media accounts
Proficient and daily use of Hootsuite, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Google Analytics, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Photographer/Reporter, North Island Gazette, Port Hardy, BC
May 2015-Sep 2015
Reported on news, sports, community events, crime and features for three remote towns on northern Vancouver Island, two small island communities and three reserves
Cultivated relationships with sources and community leaders on the three reserves, and took the initiative to learn about their distinct cultures and history
Innovated social media presence through use of Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and Facebook
Shot all photos for stories and produced photo essays

Columnist, Fernie Fix, Fernie, BC    
June 2014-Oct 2015

Contributed a monthly column and photos for a community magazine focused on mountain culture, arts and the outdoors
Researched and interviewed subjects to produce a popular series on notable women from other mountain communities
 
Reporting and Photography Intern, Straus News, New York, NY
Sep-Dec 2014
Researched and pitched story ideas to the editorial team each week and acted on feedback
Pursued neighborhood news leads, reported in a deadline-driven environment, produced both news and feature articles, and shot accompanying photos
Covered local reaction to issues like the Ferguson protests and the presence of Ebola in New York
 
Editorial Intern, Saveur, New York, NY   
Jan-May 2014
Fact-checked and researched feature stories for magazine by pursuing all resources and communicating with writers and relevant experts
 
Teaching Assistant/Grader, New York University, New York, NY
Jan-May 2014

Marked essays and exams and provided feedback for students enrolled in an undergraduate journalism ethics course and facilitated discussion on judgment issues faced by journalists
 
Intern, Featured Contributor, Spacing Magazine, Toronto, ON   
Jan 2014
Reported and wrote two cover stories for the Spacing Bike issue (April 2014)
Shot photos, laid out material using Wordpress, and received feedback from editors