I have over seven years of experience as a journalist, communications specialist, and researcher. My strengths lie in multimedia storytelling through documentary filmmaking, international reporting, photography, and social media. I also contribute research, writing, and editing to academically-grounded projects on the impact of technology platforms on journalism. My technical expertise includes intermediate knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Premiere Pro, Lightroom, Photoshop, content managing systems, and digital analytics platforms.


featured Writing

Kyoto Journal

HIV is spreading in Chile - and lots of people don't know they have it (VICE News)

Gay Marriage is Legal. Are the Wedding Bells Ringing? (The 10 and 3)

Hiroshima marks 70 years since the bomb (OpenCanada)

Schema Magazine, Senior Editor and International Reporter (2012-2016)

 

Reports

The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley Reengineered Journalism (Tow Centre for Digital Journalism, 2017)

The Public Debate on Torture (Retro Report, 2015)

 

Multimedia

Kyoto Journal, writing, photography, videography

The Silent Rise of HIV in Chile (VICE News)

Chile's Migration Boom is Leading to a Major Housing Crisis (VICE News)

Short Films and Personal Projects   

 

Projects

Cameraperson/Fellow for Hidden in Plain Sight: Stories of Migration and HIV in Chile (2016) The International Reporting Program, Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia.  Documentary and Virtual Reality reporting project on people living in the margins of Chilean society. Project by Fellows from the University of British Columbia’s International Reporting Program, published by VICE News.

Production Team for Strangers at Home (2014-2015) The Global Reporting Centre. Video storytelling project documenting growing feelings of xenophobia among Europeans in their own countries.

 copywriting & Communications examples

Pacific Community Resources Society: interviews, writing for 2019 Annual Report

Realize Strategies: message, voice, blogs, marketing, photography

BC Co-operative Association: messaging, marketing (Co-ops in Schools), photography

Buy Social Canada: website, message, voice, blogs, photography

 

Education

MA, Journalism. University of British Columbia (2016)

BA, International Relations, Minor in History. University of British Columbia (2012)

 

Awards, honours, and fellowships

Best Video Content (Gold), Academic Category Canadian Online Publishing Awards for “Hidden in Plain Sight: Stories of Migration and HIV in Chile,” by the International Reporting Program. 2017.

Best Video Content (Silver), Media Category, Canadian Online Publishing Awards for “Strangers at Home,” by The Global Reporting Centre. 2017.

Regional Winner, Edward R. Murrow Award for “Strangers at Home” produced by The Global Reporting Centre. 2017.

Honoree, Webby Award for “Strangers at Home,” produced by The Global Reporting Centre. 2017.

Finalist, JHR/CAJ Award for Human Rights Reporting, for “Hidden in Plain Sight: Stories of Migration and HIV in Chile," produced by the International Reporting Program. 2016.

Fellow, International Reporting Program, University of British Columbia (2015-2016). Cameraperson and Producer for Documentary and Virtual Reality reporting project on people living in the margins of Chilean society.