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Sep 2014Apr 2016

Masters in Public Health (MPH)

University of British Columbia
Sep 2010Apr 2013

B.A International Studies - Conflict and Security

Simon Fraser University
Sep 2011Apr 2013

Certificate in African Studies

Simon Fraser University

Work experience

Dec 2014Present

Research Assistant

BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS -Gender and Sexual Health Initiative Position, Vancouver

Position: Research Assistant
Data output analysis, writing manuscripts for publication, knowledge translation. research looks at female sex workers in post-conflict northern Uganda

Oct 2013Present

 Research Interviewer

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS -Urban Health Research Initiative, Vancouver

Position: Interviewer for the Urban Health Research Initiative which evaluates drug use and HIV/AIDS on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Community Outreach, Data Collection. 

Jul 2013Jan 2015

Residential Youth Worker

Anika Youth Services, Surrey

Position: Residential Youth Worker in a group home for at risk female youth, implementing programming, and overseeing all day to day activities. Maintaining household budget and paperwork

Jul 2013Jul 2014

Program Advisor (Volunteer)

Youth in Development, Vancouver

Position: Volunteer Program Coordinator for an organization that provides undergraduate students the opportunity to spend a full semester living, studying and interning in Uganda, East-Africa. Casual Position

Feb 2013Mar 2013

Practicum (Volunteer)

Onyx Program, Plea Community Services, Vancouver

Duties: Assisted in the planning of March Awareness Week on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation of Youth and Children, in partnership with the Vancouver Community Action Team (VCAT)

May 2012Aug 2012

Sexual Health Outreach Worker (Volunteer)

Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, Ghana, Africa

Duties: Outreach; presentations on issues of sexual and reproductive health for communities, schools and prisons. HIV testing and counselling. Implementing programs with youth.

Jun 2011Sep 2011

Youth Support Worker

Daughters and Sisters, Plea Community Services, Surrey

Position: Youth Support Worker for a 6 month drug rehabilitation & addiction program for girls ages 13-18. Government supported Summer Student position

Jun 2010Aug 2010

Community Outreach

Lattitude Global Volunteering, Vancouver

Connecting with community stakeholders, and services to promote international volunteering for youth. Government supported summer student position

May 2010Apr 2010

Construction Project (Volunteer)

Independent Volunteer, Ghana, Africa

Fundraising, organizing and planning a two week renovation of a girls  dormitory in a boarding school. Buying supplies, managing finances and employing labourers.

Jan 2009Jul 2009

Teacher (Volunteer)

Latitude Volunteer Program, Ghana, Africa

Duties: Lesson planning, supervision/instruction of primary students in a public school setting in Ghana

Apr 2008Jun 2008

Coach (Volunteer)

Semiahmoo Soccer, Surrey

Duties: Coach for U8 Girls Soccer Team

Feb 2007Mar 2007

Teacher's Assistant 

Laronde Elementary, Surrey

Duties: Teacher's assistant for grade 6, French Immersion


Standard First Aid, Food Safe, Serving it Right


Journal Articles

Margaret Erickson, Shira M. Goldenberg, Monika Akello, Miriam Ajok, Paul Nguyen, Katherine A. Muldoon, Godfrey Muzaaya, Kate Shannon. (2014). Title: Structural determinants of dual contraceptive use among female sex workers in conflict-affected Gulu, northern Uganda. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.


Submission: Currently Under Review (Dec 2014)