Work experience

Work experience

Freelance Journalist


I have freelanced work to CBC Radio One's The Sunday Edition, Ottawa Morning, and The Current as well as the Ottawa Citizen.

Some of those pieces and others are available in the portfolio sections to the right.

Sep 2009 - Present

Radio Chase Production Teaching Assistant

Carleton University

As the teaching assistant overseeing story chases for a weekly current affairs radio program, I advised the chase producer and assisted reporters in developing story ideas, offering advice on tracking down contacts, and keeping the team working to meet tight deadlines, before helping to pull off the live show.

Oct 2010 - Present

Web Editor, Reporter

One of the joys of working for a start-up like iPolitics is the opportunity to take on new responsibilities, expand your role, and see that effort recognized. Working remotely from home, I was initially tasked with little more than posting wire copy. In the months that followed I have expanded my responsibilities in several directions (copy editing, post appearance and functioning...) and have recently been asked to take on an even more senior role.

May 2010 - Sep 2010

News Intern

Victoria Times Colonist

I quickly stepped into the diverse reporting and writing demands of a general assignment reporter, ranging from chasing high profile murders to crafting engaging profiles.

May 2009 - Jul 2009

Radio Production Intern

CBC Radio - The Sunday Edition

My focus was on developing panel discussions, including all aspects of the process from story conception to execution and editing.

Apr 2009 - Jun 2009

Reporting Intern

The Orillia Packet and Times

I chased general assignment stories for both print and online video, and took photographs. My editor quickly recognized my skills in video production and soon assigned me to produce video for a variety of stories, including the 2009 Stephen Leacock Award for Canadian humour writing.

Sep 2008 - Apr 2009

Teaching Assistant

Carelton University

As a teaching assistant for a first year human rights course I found creative ways to keep students engaged in weekly tutorials. Grading written work and offering constructive criticism.

Oct 2008 - Jan 2009

Reporting Intern

Ottawa Citizen

I chased assigned stories and sought out story ideas. I was responsible for police checks and quickly writing web hits on breaking stories. I also took photographs, both to accompany my stories and for standalones.


Sep 2008 - Apr 2010

Master's of Journalism

Carleton University

I officially graduate in November 2010.

Sep 1999 - Apr 2004

Batchelor of Arts

Dalhousie University

Classes outside my major included international development, political science and history, among others.