SKILLS
Communication and research officer
Office of Vick Huntington, MLA

September, 2015 - May, 2017

  • ​Responsible for communications strategy and implementation for legislative office of B.C. independent MLA from Delta South
  • Created communications materials including news releases, backgrounders, op-eds, blog posts, speeches, policy reports, legislation and correspondence
  • Handled media relations with reporters from print, television and radio
  • Oversaw significant increases in media coverage, especially in major print publications including Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun, Province, and Globe and Mail.
  • Managed website and social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube; oversaw significant expansion of online presence
  • Organized media and community events for MLA Huntington
Freelance writer, communications contractor

​June, 2013 - September, 2015

 

  • ​Provided copywriting, editing, and communication services to businesses, non-profits, and universities

  • Written materials for clients included web copy, promotional material, news articles, policy documents, and funding proposals.

  • Created customized websites for clients through Squarespace, making online communications simple, affordable, and easy to manage

 

Teaching Assistant
Carleton University, School of Journalism & Communication

September, 2011 – May, 2013

 

  • Taught second- and third-year undergraduate-level courses in quantitative research methods for Communication Department

  • Duties included delivering weekly lectures, marking assignments, and teaching students

Sales, Communications and Fundraising
Level Ground Trading

​June, 2008 - August, 2011

 

  • Produced news releases, op-eds, label copy, promotional pieces and web copy

  • Contributed to strategic communication decisions alongside committee

  • Managed sales and maintained relations with key grocery and cafe accounts

  • Promoted company at community events and company fundraising initiatives

  • Level Ground is a Direct Fair Trade organization in Victoria, B.C. (levelground.com)

  • Copywriting and editing

  • Research and reporting

  • Communications strategy

  • Media relations

  • Microsoft Office

  • Desktop publishing (InDesign, Scribus)

 

 

AWARDS
  • Graduated with distinction  (Carleton University, 2013; University of Alberta, 2007)

  • Nominated for Senate Medal for Outstanding Achievement (Carleton University, 2013)

  • Recipient of Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2012), Carleton Graduate Scholarship (2011), Jason Lang Scholarship (2004-2007) Grant MacEwan Returning Student Scholarship (2004)

 

Carleton University

2011 - 2013

 

  • ​Graduated with distinction

  • Thesis examined climate change communication, the environmental movement and the carbon tax in British Columbia

  • Nominee for Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement

  • Presenter at International Conference on Culture, Politics & Climate Change- Boulder, CO (2012) and Carleton Communication Graduate Conference (2011)

  • Received Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2012) and Carleton Graduate Scholarship (2011)

 

 

University of Alberta

​2005 - 2007

 

  • Graduated with distinction

  • Research assistant studying the neural correlates of anxiety with Dr. Dallas Treit

  • Research presented at Joseph R. Royce Research Conference (2007) and Neuroscience (2007), San Diego, CA

  • Graduated from Grant MacEwan College transfer on Dean's List (2004 & 2005)

  • Received Jason Lang Scholarship (2004-2007) and Grant MacEwan Returning Student Scholarship (2004)

 

 

RESUME

Work

experience
 

Education

Volunteer
James Bay Beacon
President, board member and reporter

April 2016 - present

 

  • ​Board member and president of non-profit, volunteer-based community newspaper covering Victoria's James Bay neighbourhood

  • Duties include chairing board meetings and providing guidance for business and operations of the newspaper

  • Collaborate with board members to shape the editorial direction of the paper

  • Contribute original reporting based on interviews and research

 

 

 

Call

250-360-7651  

 

  • Twitter Clean
  • LinkedIn App Icon

Follow me