Resume

EDUCATION

Master of Journalism- Specialising in Science Reporting

Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia, 2008-2010

Bachelor of Science- Major in Psychology, Minor in Biology

McGill University, 2003-2007

COMMUNICATIONS WORK EXPERIENCE

Media Relations Assistant

University of British Columbia Public Affairs, Feb. 2010- March 2010

  • Supported the media relations team during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games
  • Responsible for writing media advisories, connecting media with faculty and students, and developing new relationships with targeted reporters and producers through an outreach initiative
  • Other roles included media monitoring, updating online content, and tweeting

Newsletter Writer

Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Sept. 2009- April 2010

  • Responsible for researching, writing and editing stories on the department’s programs, faculty and students

OTHER JOURNALISM/COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE

Broadcast

The Thunderbird & Thunderbird TV

Print & Online

Dispatches, Medecines Sans Frontieres

The Thunderbird

The Ubyssey

Science Journalism Research Group

AWARDS & INTERNSHIPS

Medecines Sans Frontieres (MSF), June 2009- July 2009

Communications intern responsible for editing and producing multimedia and written content for the MSF website and writing for the MSF magazine, Dispatches

CBC Radio Quirks and Quarks, May 2009

Intern responsible for researching, writing and producing the Quirks and Quarks Annual Question Show

CIHR Health Research Communications Award, Sept. 2008- Aug. 2010

Awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to journalism and communications students who are dedicated to raising the level of understanding of health related issues and research across a variety of audiences ($42,000)

Science Journalism Award 2008

Awarded by the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia ($5,000)

BBC Focus magazine, June 2008

Intern responsible for writing news stories, on-line polls, quizes and a monthly Q&A

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant

Science Journalism Research Initiative, UBC School of Journalism, 2008

  • Assisted in collating and summarising data for the GE3LS project
  • Met bi-weekly to discuss project aims and website developments with the Science Journalism Research Initiative team

NON-PROFIT WORK EXPERIENCE

Fundraising Assistant

The Refugee Council, London (UK), May-June 2008

  • Managed database of donors: sending thank-you letters; creating profiles for new donors; updating mailing list
  • Compiled detailed profiles for potential members of the Leadership Board
  • Edited a personal story from a German-British refugee for online publication

Administrative Assistant- Welfare & Grants

The Army Benevolent Fund, London (UK) , March-April 2008

  • Created and maintained an MS Access in-house database; compiled all paperwork needed for grant payments
  • Liaised with SSAFA and the Royal British Legion for individual casework

Administrative Assistant- Communications & Events

The National Centre for Languages (CILT), London (UK), Feb. 2008

  • Provided organizational support for the largest annual conference, the Primary Languages Show, by managing the registration of 800 delegates
  • Created and maintained numerous in-house and on-line databases; processed credit card payments, invoices and cheques

SKILLS, APTITUDES & LANGUAGES

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications, FinalCut Pro, Soundslides, various Apple applications
  • Able to work under pressure and adapt to changing circumstances; independent and able to show initiative and creativity
  • Spanish, French (intermediate)
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