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Journalist, writer, editor and social media strategist with experience working for news, arts and science organizations

Since 2017, editor of Landscapes News, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Formerly editor of CIFOR’s Forests News based in Indonesia from 2013 to 2014.

Also writing and editing for the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). Formerly news editor and media manager at CIMMYT based in Mexico from 2014 to 2017.

Worked for Reuters as an online editor, online producer and communities editor from 2005 to 2013 in Toronto and London, UK.

Between 2000 and 2005, worked as a researcher-reporter, fact checker and associate editor at various news publications in Canada, including Maclean’sCanadian BusinessMoneySense magazines and the Edmonton Journal newspaper.

Editing experience includes blogs, stories, opinion pieces, grant proposals, and scientific research papers for journals.

Toronto-born, grew up in London, UK and Ottawa. Graduated from Emerson Preparatory School in Washington, D.C. Studied at the former Corcoran School of Art, also in Washington, D.C., then Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S. Earned a BA in cinema studies from Innis College in the University of Toronto (reporter for the Varsity newspaper) and a Bachelor of Journalism from the Ryerson School of Journalism (photo editor for the Ryersonian) at Ryerson University, Toronto.

Since 2017, part-time knitting and crochet instructor at Michaels craft shop in the Toronto stockyards. Previous professional work in the arts includes costume decoration and making jewellery at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario, as well as prop work with Toronto’s Canadian Stage Company, the National Ballet of Canada and various smaller companies in Toronto and Ontario.

Between 2000 and 2006, employed part-time researching and writing about the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions as publicist for the art gallery and art committee at Hart House, University of Toronto.

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