I think the fundamental task of a journalist is to speak truth to power.
That's a large task, but I still want to try. Perhaps naively, I haven't lost my desire to make the world a better place. Whether that is through talking about corruption, investigative reporting, profiling heros or telling a restaurant owner that pan de molde shouldn't be translated as moldy bread- I am satisfied.
I believe in professionalism, good grammar, well-researched facts and the power of words.
Born and raised in the middle of Canada, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
An extremely curious person, I became obsessed with learning, travel and new experiences. After stints in Ottawa, India and the UK, I am now based in Madrid. I've been here for about six years.
Below are some highlights of my incredible long CV. Since I was young I've also worked as a janitor, cashier, hostess, jewelry salesperson, shipper/receiver and English teacher.
Carleton University, Ottawa- Honours degree in Journalism and History. Minor in Spanish. Graduated with distinction.
Universidad Menendez Pelayo- currently in year 2/2 in master's degree in translation (Spanish- English)
Complutense University of Madrid- One year of study abroad in the fully Spanish history department
Universidad Nebrija- One year of study in their "Hispanic Studies" program.
Anadolu Agency (2015-2016)- Covering the biggest stories in Spain for Turkey's news agency. Hard news and features.
CBC (Feb 2014)- An internship in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's London, UK bureau.
StarPhoenix (May-September 2013)- Reporting local news in the daily newspaper of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Freelance- Articles in The Hindu, Guernica Magazine, Embassy Magazine, Canadian Dimension, online blogs and trade journals.
- I'm certified to teach yoga (Yoga Alliance- 200 hrs).
- I have a TEFL certificate from Oxford Seminars (100 hours).
- 7th place in Canadian national highschool debate championships.
- Won a Datafest hackathon in Ottawa for Migration. Made a website for temporary foreign workers.
- I made this website.
- Besides news, I've written about home renovations. tobacco, psychology, focus groups and yarn, to name a few.
To get my full professional resume, check out my LinkedIn page.