resume

Experience

Associate Editor & Social Media Manager, Atlantic Business Magazine

February 2018 to Present 

As Associate Editor I contribute to every issue of the magazine with features like The Long Whey Home (showcasing the business of the only cheesemaker in Newfoundland) as manage the Water Cooler and After Hours section detailing business news throughout the Atlantic provinces in addition to editing and working with freelance writers. I write “Five Things to Know about business in Atlantic Canada” for the magazine’s website every week as well as manage all social media accounts of both Atlantic Business Magazine and our sister publication Natural Resources Magazine.

Freelance Journalist

February 2013 to Present

Freelance work has included a combination of digital media and print journalism including features in Daily Hive Toronto, The Huffington Post, Eaten Magazine, The Maritime Edit, The Overcast and more. I write a monthly column for Food Bloggers of Canada focusing on the history of Iconic Canadian Foods and I have done copywriting for Travelzoo including hotel overviews and travel advice.

Food and Travel Blogger

September 2012 to Present

Creator/editor of thefoodgirlintown.com, a site deliciously devoted to (mis)adventures in travelling to eat. From hotel and restaurant reviews to the culinary history of my favourite foods, the site details my voracious need to travel to eat. My 24-hour guides like “48 Hours of Eating: A Winter Guide to Ottawa Restaurants” have proven to be wildly successful. 

Assistant Producer, Travelzoo

September 2015 to October 2016

As Assistant Producer, I researched hotels tirelessly. From Vancouver Island to Fogo Island, I wrote content for the site on daily basis, liaised with clients about deals and maintained ads on the hotel section of the Travelzoo Canada website. Daily production of online content and hotel deals for a global media company. Regularly created editorial content for Travelzoo Canada blog.

Editorial Intern, The Coast

April to May 2015

Contributed daily online content for Shop Talk, arts, and food & life. Published several features for the weekly print publication and updated online event listings.

Staff Contributor, The Dalhousie Gazette 

October 2014 to April 2015

Regular contributor for Dalhousie University’s weekly newspaper in the arts and food sections, reporting on gallery openings as well as restaurant reviews.

Education

University of King’s College, September 2014 to May 2015

Bachelor of Journalism with Distinction

University of Toronto, September 2011 to June 2012

MA art history with a focus in ancient art and architecture.

Memorial University, September 2004 to May 2010

BA(Hons) history, minor in french.

Volunteer

Gallery Guide, September 2013 to April 2014

Provided daily tours of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Information Guide, September 2011 to April 2012

Providing visitors with information about the location of exhibits and amenities at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Informed visitors about the function and use of Audio Guides for the Marc Chagall exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario while providing information about the gallery and the exhibition.

Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English and French, with a basic understanding of Spanish.
  • Outstanding delegation abilities, and good at prioritizing tasks and time management.
  • Extensive knowledge of WordPress and search optimization techniques. Proficient with Microsoft Office, Photoshop, InDesign, and Lightroom.
  • Superior research skills and extensive experience ranging from microfilm to online databases. Skilled in triangulation and drawing of archeological site plans and findings.

Interests

Studying early modern painting and traditional French cuisine. Travel to Europe, Australia and archaeological digs in Turkey. Reading Ernest Hemingway, Anthony Bourdain and Gabrielle Hamilton. Volleyball, softball and classic kickball. Instagramming everything I eat.