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Experience snapshot

Ricochet Media

Managing Editor // April 2022 — present

Ricochet’s first Managing Editor // Collaborate with editors and journalists to edit and balance investigative projects and stories // Devise strategies to fill gaps in media landscape // Inspire change by holding power to account and covering untold stories

Toronto Metropolitan university school of journalism

Instructor // August 2016 — present

Develop and teach TMU’s first course on Queer Media // Stimulate first-year students through Introduction to News Studies // Inspire journalism students to become more engaged with politics and students from outside journalism to become more engaged with media

Office of MPP Jill Andrew

Legislative Assistant // May 2020 — September 2020

Speech writing, media relations, and social media advocacy for Women’s Issues Critic at Ontario Legislature

Rainbow Railroad

Communications & Development Officer // March 2018 — February 2020

Crafted and oversaw campaigns increasing awareness of, and bringing new donors to, the premier international organization helping LGBTQ+ people flee violence and persecution // Collaborated on shared objectives with partner organizations and governments around the world // Maximized organization’s media presence, converting that into monetary contributions


Managing Editor // February 2017 — September 2017

Recruited and managed new, diverse contributors // Increased and broadened audience among young readers // Reinvigorated brand with rekindled sense of purpose and relevance

Office of MPP Cheri DiNovo

Executive Assistant // January 2015 — January 2016

Worked with stakeholders across political spectrum and civil society to advance human-rights legislation, including Canada’s first ban on conversion therapy // Managed legislative office, including budget

NOW Magazine

Writer and Organizer // February 2014 — February 2015

Mobilized coalition fighting for repeal of new laws criminalizing sex work // Covered law’s passage and implications


Staff Reporter // October 2010 — January 2014

Exposed discrimination against LGBTQ people in Toronto and around the world // Investigated systemic injustices, advanced rights through journalism

Peterborough Examiner

Staff Reporter // April 2006 — October 2010

Reporter and photographer on news team, covering courts, justice, and education

Toronto Star

Staff Reporter // March 2000 — May 2004

Crime and police reporter on City Desk // Trainer for new radio room interns


Fundraising Management Certificate

Humber College // 2017 — 2018

Honours B.A. English / Theatre

York University // 1999 — 2003

Journalism Diploma

Humber College // 1996 – 1999

speeches & Workshops

// Member of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression’s International Committee, assisting Afghan journalists seeking to flee Afghanistan

// Consultant on Historica Canada’s first LGBT-themed Heritage Minute

// Presented to 300 youth at Historica Canada Trailblazers in Women’s History Forum for International Women’s Day (2018)

// Member of African Centre for Refugees board, advising on campaigns and fundraising

// Keynote at Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation’s Status of Women Awards (2013)

// Founding member of Dignity Initiative working group, a network of Canadian organizations pushing political leaders to take stands on international LGBT issues

// International Day of Pink speaker for banking executives in Toronto, as well as Montreal, Trinidad, Bahamas, & London via Skype (2016)

// Panellist on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, “Democracy & Rainbows” episode on international LGBTQ human rights (2014)

// Addressed Massey College’s Southam Journalism Fellows on social media in reporting (2013)

// Judging panel for Journalists for Human Rights student journalism award (2017)


Public speaking (teaching, mentoring, lecturing) // Journalism // Research // Human Rights and Social Justice // Writing and editing // Fundraising and donor stewardship // Media strategies // Social media // Project management // Campaign organizing // Grassroots activism // Legislative politics // International human rights

Computer Skills

Google Analytics // Salesforce // Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) // WordPress // Google Docs // iMovie // Photoshop