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. I honed my writing skills at the London School of Journalism and has over 14 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”, and earned second place in Frontier Poetry‘s 2018 Award for New Poets. I had two poems shortlisted for PULP Literature’s 2018 Poetry prize. My poetry has been featured or is forthcoming in Event, The Fiddlehead and The Maynard.
I currently work as a freelance writer and editor, and am based in San Ramon de Tres Rios, Costa Rica.