When I was eight years old, I wrote a book. It was barely ten pages long, but it felt like the most important thing in the world. Through years of truth-telling, I've found refuge in the power of words. I have discovered how writing can foster empathy and create community and I am continually inspired by the courage others have to share their stories.

Education

University of Western Ontario
September 2016-April 2021
Honours Bachelor of Arts
  • Specialization in Creative Writing and English Language and Literature
  • Dean's List 2017-2021
  • Western Entrance Scholarship of Excellence
  • Arts and Humanities Student Council Award
University of Victoria
September 2021-September 2023
Master of Fine Arts
  • Creative Writing
  • Focus on creative nonfiction

Experience

Content Writer, Ontario Learning Development Foundation
June 2021-August 2021
  • Wrote articles and features for an educational zine aimed at women in Toronto.
  • Created content for company advertisements and commercials.
  • Edited text to a high standard regarding subject matter, grammar, style, and accuracy, in Canadian Press style.
Freelance Transcriptionist, Rev
May 2021-August 2021
  • Accurately typed transcripts for television, courses, interviews.
  • Followed style guide requirements for verbatim and non-verbatim transcription.
  • Succeeded in an English grammar exam in the hiring process.
Student Writer-in-Residence, Western University
September 2020-April 2021
  • Served as a mentor for student writers at by providing support through office hours.
  • Planned and hosted a variety of workshops, writer panels, and readings to maximize student engagement.
  • Collaborated with Writer-in-Residence Alicia Elliott to foster Western's creative community.
 
Editor-in-Chief, AHSC Publications
April 2020-April 2021
  • Managed Western’s Arts and Humanities publications: Symposium, Semicolon and Premier.
  • Tasked with fielding student submissions and delegating roles and tasks to an editorial team of five people.
Festival Assistant, Vancouver Writers Fest
July 2019-August 2019
  • Conducted outreach and assisted in marketing and distribution of promotional material leading up to the annual fall literary festival.
  • Drafted and edited the Festival Program Guide before publication.
 
Outreach Coordinator, Active Minds Western 
June 2018-April 2020
  • Developed mental health education workshops and presented them at high schools in the London community. 
  • Trained a four-person outreach team to assist with the workshop presentations.
 
Advisory Board Member, Art With Impact
May 2017-Present
  • Elected as an advisory member of a North American wide board to discuss the use of the arts to cultivate mental wellness.
  • Tasked with aiding the selection committee to choose a short film to win $1,000 each month.

Events Facilitated

Mental Health Writing Workshop, Western University
February 2021
  • Co-facilitated by InkWell Workshops
  • Teaching how to write about mental health and personal stories.
  • Planned writing prompts and opportunities for students to share their writing with the group. 
 
An Afternoon with Alicia Elliott, London, Ontario
November 2020
  • Planned and executed a reading featuring Writer-in-Residence Alicia Elliott.
  • Managed pre-registration, promotion, and student applications for featured readers.
How to Get Published, Western University
October 2020
  • Hosted and planned an event for students on how to get their writing published in literary magazines and as full-length collections.
Writing Workshop, Western University
February 2020
  • Featured readings from professors and students, then led writing exercises for students and provided tips for publishing their work in AHSC Publications.