Resume

SKILLS

DataMobileWeb
Excel.
SQL.
Python/R.
Web scraping. 
Video.
Photo.
Audio.
Research. 
SEO.
HTML5/CSS3.
Javascript/JQuery.
Wordpress. 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

REPORTER, DATA ANALYST, DEVELOPER

Freelance
September 2015 – Present
I write articles, analyze datasets and create websites for a variety of clients including The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s Magazine and Torontoist.

MULTIMEDIA PROJECT SPECIALIST

The Globe and Mail
June 2015 to September 2015
Analyzed and found stories in large datasets.
Packaged multimedia elements for in-depth folio and weekend articles.
Designed interactive features for website.
Wrote and packaged multimedia digests.

I worked on a variety of stories while at the Globe and Mail, from an investigation into Ontario’s home care system, changes to Canadian crime statistics, and Toronto gun violence, I also helped comb through 10 years of Canada’s political contributions data for a series about campaign finances.

REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER

Caledon Enterprise
September 2012 to June 2014
Covered education, and police beats.
Brought online interactive tools into the newsroom’s coverage.
Trained fellow staff on social media platforms and techniques.
I incorporated video into news coverage.

Through this role, I started to realize the power of data for storytelling. I played around with smaller numbers, such as the most popular dog breeds, and employees on the sunshine list.

REPORTER/EDITOR

King/Vaughan Weekly
November 2011 to September 2012
Responsible for all editorial decisions, content and layout of weekly newspaper.

EDUCATION

 

MASTER OF JOURNALISM

University of King’s College, 2014-2015
Specialized in data-driven and investigative reporting.
Focused on multimedia skills and content packaging.
Studied mapping tools and infographic design.
Learned social media engagement strategies and analytics.
Worked on mobile reporting skills.

During my masters program, we worked with a variety of datasets, such as aviation incidents. I also used collisions data to take a look at loopholes in drivers license requirements for senior drivers (password nsdrivers).

BACHELOR OF JOURNALISM

University of King’s College, 2010-2011
Specialized in news writing and radio reporting. Completed a photojournalism internship at Metro Halifax.

HONOURS BACHELOR OF ARTS (POLITICAL SCIENCE)

Brock University, 2006-2010
Specialized in international relations and intercultural communication.
Served as news and feature editor of the campus newspaper, The Brock Press, for two years.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

 

INTRO TO HTML/CSS, ADVANCED CSS, INTRO TO JAVASCRIPT/JQUERY,
INTRO TO RESPONSIVE DESIGN, DATA INSIGHTS WITH PYTHON

Ladies Learning Code, 2014-2015

DATA JOURNALISM BOOT CAMP

University of King’s College, June 2013

ADVANCED INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES

Ryerson University, audited January – April 2013

AWARDS

 

ONTARIO COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS ASSOCIATION

Honourable mention, Best Investigative News Story

ROGERS BROADCASTING SCHOLARSHIP

$5,000, September 2010