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Master of Public Policy (MPP)

School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

MPHIL Renaissance Literature

University of Cambridge, Clare College
  • Researched seventeenth-century devotional reading practices: specifically, biblical harmonies made at Little Gidding during the 1630s.

BA English Honours

University of Calgary
  • Minor in Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Studies. 
  • Published my Honours thesis  as a blog, exploring the  difference between print and digital reading experiences {}.

Scholarships & Awards


Jenkins Family Foundation Scholarship in Public Policy

University of Calgary

Faculty of Arts Silver Medallion in English

University of Calgary

P.U.R.E. (Program for Undergraduate Research Experience) Award

University of Calgary

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Award


A. T. J. Cairns Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

University of Calgary

Laura Mae Stillings Scholarship in Poetry

University of Calgary

Louise McKinney Scholarship

Alberta Scholarship Programs

University of Calgary Undergraduate Merit Award

University of Calgary

Anthony G. Petti Memorial Scholarship in Renaissance Literature

University of Calgary

University of Calgary Admission Scholarship

University of Calgary

Research Experience


Graduate Research Assistant

University of Calgary, School of Public Policy
  • Researching for "Calgary On Purpose": the influence of narrative on urban development and policymaking.

P. U. R. E.  Award Recipient

University of Calgary
  • Researched how to automate the detection of rhetorical figures in Shakespeare’s works.
  • Collaborated with international researchers to build the program.
  • Launched the project website and publicized results.

Undergraduate Research Assistant

University of Calgary
  • Gathered information for articles and book chapters and reviewed drafts.
  • Digitized over fifteen years of research material.
  • Helped design and deliver a first-year Shakespeare course.
  • Drafted the ethics application for the aforementioned course. 

Professional Experience


Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, and Boat Patrol Operator

City of Calgary


  • Educated groups of 5-16 students using lesson plans and step-by-step progressions.
  • Evaluated students continuously and provided  honest, sensitive, and timely feedback.


  • Assisted patrons  by listening to their requests, educating them on their options, and registering them in programs that met with their needs.
  • Communicated safety regulations and policy to groups of up to six hundred people, in conjunction with City of Calgary Bylaw Services. 
  • Aquatic Rescues: provided immediate in-water assistance to distressed swimmers and boaters, removing them from hazardous situations.
  • Maintained City of Calgary facilities.
  • Resolved conflicts between patrons and staff members.

Marketing Administrator

University of Calgary Press
  • Created and revised textual content for all promotional materials.
  • Coordinated all marketing activities with authors, editorial, design, and finance teams.
  • Networked with current and potential authors, distributors, retailers, and affiliates.
  • Managed all social media and public relations for the Press.
  • Designed and implemented a $50K marketing program.
  • Managed book launches and sales.
  • Managed events and sales for Congress Expo 2016.
  • Supervised editorial and marketing interns, delegating tasks and providing feedback.
  • Completed professional development courses in publishing through Ryerson University.