I have cultivated a lifelong passion for content in its many forms, as it relates to cross-cultural exchange. Born in Ottawa, Canada, I have lived and worked in Europe, Southeast Asia, South America and Africa. She honed her writing skills at the London School of Journalism and has over 12 years of communications experience in the not-for-profit, banking and digital media fields. My work has been published in the Toronto Star, Todaysparent.com and rabble.ca.
Most recently, I was Head of Marketing & Communications at Callia (formerly the Muse Group), an organization, which aims to create professional development opportunities for low-income women in Côte d’Ivoire. I also received a grant from the National Geographic Glimpse Correspondents program to write two long-form features on Côte d’Ivoire after the 2010-2011 political crisis.
I graduated with a diploma in Poetry & Lyric Discourse from The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University in 2017. I won Room’s Winter 2017-2018 Short Forms Contest for her poem, “Sissi Barra; the way of smoke”. I was shortlisted for Freefall Magazine’s 2016 Annual Poetry Contest and longlisted for Room Magazine’s 2017 Poetry contest. I was shortlisted for PULP Literature’s 2017 The Magpie Award for Poetry prize and had two poems shortlisted for PULP Literature’s 2018 The Magpie Award for Poetry prize. My poetry has been featured or is forthcoming in Event, The Fiddlehead, The Maynard and Oratorealis.
I currently works as a freelance writer and is based in Tres Rios, Costa Rica.