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Work experience

Publishing Intern


* Layout and design for ArtSync's book project, which features a collection of their work over the past year.

* Copyediting of the book and transcribing TV interviews, which were featured on Rogers Cable.

* Contacting gallery managers, artists and photographers to secure their support for the project.

* Editing photographs of the artwork and portraits of the artist using Adobe Photoshop CS3. 

May 2011Present

Volunteer Receptionist

Museum of Inuit Art

* Answering questions about specific artwork and exhibits.

* Promoting current exhibits and educating the public about Inuit art. 

* Selling tickets to the museum and merchandise.

* Closing the gallery and conducting cash inventory. 

May 2010Oct 2010

News Intern and Stringer

Inter Press Service

* Pitched, developed and wrote articles for the online Terra Viva Journal and newswire. 

* Interviewed senior UN officials, diplomats and heads of NGOs and transcribed these interviews.  

* Covered press conferences, global conferences, General Assembly, Security Council and NGO meetings.

* Pursued story leads and developments. 

* Sifted through reports released by the UN. 

May 2009Jun 2009


CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival

* Helped package giveaways and kits for the film festival's participants. 

* Sold and ripped tickets, kept track of each show's audience numbers.

* Helped set up chairs and food for the reception. 

Sep 2006Jul 2008

Math and Reading Assistant

Kumon Canada (Leaside)

* Assisted children (ages 4-13) with their math and reading homework.

* Set goals with children to improve their study habits.

* Entered their scores into a database to map their progress.

* Marked math and reading worksheets. 

Jul 2008Jul 2008

Freelance Photographer

Anglican Journal

* Covered the Lambeth Conference of Bishops in Canterbury, England and the Walk to End Poverty in London, England.

* Edited the photographs shot for the website and for news publication. 

Oct 2005Dec 2005

Sales Associate

Gap Kids (Yonge and Eglinton)

* Greeted customers and assisted them in finding the right purchase.

* Offered customers suggestions when they encountered dilemmas. 

* Conducted inventory and replenished stock.

* Helped keep the store tidy and organized.

Jul 2005Jul 2005

Youth Mentor

Planet in Focus (PIF)

* Served as a mentor to PIF's Youth Camera Action! program designed to introduce students interested in learning the ropes of producing a documentary.

* Provided suggestions and guidance in settling on the focus and style of the documentary.

* Helped film and edit short five to ten minute documentaries.

Oct 2004Apr 2005

Gallery Troupe Member (Volunteer)

Art Gallery of Ontario

* Interacted with young visitors to make it an even livelier environment.

Entertained kids by making them more familiar with Canadian art.

* Staged puppet shows and scavenger hunts around the museums and invented other games. 


Sep 2007Apr 2011

Bachelor of Arts

McGill University


Social Media Platforms
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
InDesign CS3
Adobe Photoshop CS3


Academic interests: Social Movements, Educational Policy, Middle East Politics, Gender Mainstreaming, Art and Film theory.

Photography: coming up with different concepts for photo shoots and discovering new parts of the city and my surroundings.

Travel: becoming acquainted with the customs and culture, exploring sites and learning about the history of the place.

Film: inspired by the work of documentary and independent filmmakers because they have the ability to create an intimate and at the same time an out of the world experience. 

Awards and Achievements

Recipient. Dean of Arts Internship Award.  (2010)

Published. Young Voices ’09, Toronto Public Library Magazine. (2009)

Participant. McGill Women in House. (2008) 

Recipient. World History, Law, Film and Philosophy Awards. (2007)

Recipient. World Religions Award. (2007)

Participant. Enrichment Program For Gifted Students. Queen’s University, Kingston. (2006)

Recipient. Honour Roll. (2005, 2006, 2007)


1. Lauren Martin

Kumon Canada Inc. – Public Relations

640 Applewood Crescent

Vaughan, ON

L4K 4B4

Tel. 416-490-1434 ext. 2226

Cel. 647-273-1857

Email: [email protected]

2. Karen Clipsham

Toronto Field Team

Kumon Canada

Tel. 416-490-1434 ext. 2246

Cel. 647-501-4194

Email: [email protected]

3. Thalif Deen 

UN Bureau Chief 

Inter Press Service

Tel. 212 963 6156

Email: [email protected] or[email protected]

4. Elisabeth Gidengil

Political Science Professor/Internship Supervisor

McGill University

Tel. 514 398 4805

Email: [email protected]