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Work Experience

May 2016Present

Content Writer

Quietly
  • Written 60+ articles on specialized topics for SaaS clients 
  • Conduct industry research and sourced images for each article
  • Written articles have doubled story engagement and organic search traffic for clients
December 2015 May 2016

Digital Content Writer

Simon Fraser University
  • Produced copy and sourced images for SFU's innovation website
  • Worked closely with designers to develop wireframes and create content strategy
  • Interviewed site stakeholders to create audience and creator insights
June 2014October 2016

Co-Founder / Business Development

Gallium Academy
  • Developed and executed business plan for tech education programs leading to 2 profitable summer camps and a new consulting arm for the company
  • Created branding guidelines for marketing materials and websites
  • Hired instructors and teaching assistants to run technology summer camps
Sep 2013Dec 2013

Market Researcher

Lean On Me (smoking cessation app)
  • Researched viable markets for developing an iOS application titled “Lean On Me” to help smokers quit

Skills

Communication & Writing
  • Copywriting and content creation for the web
  • Business development and sponsorship
  • Grant writing and editing
  • Writing to improve search engine optimization
Business Tools
  • MS Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • CMS (Wordpress, Drupal, SquareSpace, GatherContent)
  • Fundamentals of Google Analytics
Web Development
  • Fundamentals of front-end and back-end development using Ruby and Javascript based frameworks

Education

Jun 2015Aug 2015

Web Development Immersive Bootcamp - Full-Time

Lighthouse Labs

Intensive web development program

  •  Principles of web development taught with focus on foundational problem solving skills and industry best practices
  • Project driven curriculum covering back-end and front-end development
Jan 2014Apr 2014

SFU - Grenoble Intensive  Semester in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Simon Fraser University
  • 4 month program in starting a company from scratch 
  • Covered product design, new venture finance & business model development
20102015

BA  in Communication + Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Simon Fraser University
  • Courses in: disaster communication, broadcasting, innovation, entrepreneurial marketing 

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Top Sustainability Hack - nwHacks Hackathon, 2015
  • Presenter Award for Entrepreneurship - SFU, 2014
  • Delegate at the New Canada Conference, 2014
  • Student Instructor - Canucks Autism Network, 2010 - 2011
  • Valedictorian -  Killarney Secondary, Class of 2010

Projects

  • Bliss Shelves: Sustainably produced, uniquely designed floating shelves 
  • PullMeNot: Smart paper towel dispenser that tracks data like paper usage in public washrooms
  • IdEA: Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship connecting university students to tech resources like 3D printing, virtual reality, and micro-controllers

References

  • Sarah Lubik - Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation - SFU - 778.782.9664

  • Haley Cameron - Editorial Manager - Quiet.ly - 778.363.8346