...a little more about me.

Skills and Experience

Photography of people and outdoor environments.
Experience with cultural competency and reconciliation with Indigenous communities in Canada.
Experience as part of a news team doing election coverage.
HTML/CSS programming skills and experience with Python web scrapers.
Social media experience and knowledge of web analytics.

Work Experience

Teaching Assistant, Carleton University
2018 - Present
Leading a tutorial group for first-year Bachelor of Journalism class, Journalism in Context.
Grading essays on new digital initiatives.
Being available to students with questions and guidance on assignments.

Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, REACH Community Health Centre
Aug 2016 – July 2018
Connecting with community organizations on behalf of REACH to share information, develop partnerships, and create programs.
Collecting data and reporting clear, accurate data from a SQL relational database to the Executive Director (ED) and corporate partners.
Maintaining website using HTML/CSS and social media channels and creating a clear organizational communications strategy.
Assisting the ED in developing strategic plans and complex business models, including one for a globally-funded community health centre.
Creating a new departmental business plan for REACH Multicultural Family Centre/Health Promotions and new Indigenous Health Promoter.

Education Assistant, School District 45 – West Vancouver
Sept 2012 – June 2016
Implementing an IEP for a variety of students (grades 7, 9, 10, and 12) with a variety of learning disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and intellectual disabilities, at two different schools.
Recording consistent and reliable behavioural data for ABA programs.
Developing behavioural modification strategies as part of regular consultation meetings with behavioural support workers and parents.
Teaching students with ASD organizational and assignment planning skills; navigating a student through the Emily Carr University application process.
Developing auto-formatting data sheets to reduce the time required to collect and record behavioural data.

Behaviour Interventionist, Family Centred Practice Group
Sept 2012 – June 2013
Applying principles of ABA to treat a 12-year-old boy with autism.
Developing a relationship with students and providing a safe and comfortable atmosphere to complete homework and learn the curriculum.
Teaching social skills and proper communication.

Lead Counselor, Florida International University Summer Treatment Program
June 2013 – Aug 2013
Setting behavioural targets for 16 children.
Training five paraprofessional counsellors and ensuring they are implementing the rigorous behavioural modification program properly.
Designing and implementing the standard program and individualized treatment plans for 16 children. Summarizing treatment results at the end of the program into multi-page treatment reports.
Developing a customized, abbreviated version of the Coping Power anger management treatment program, and implementing the program with a child with anger control problems.

Education and Academic Publications

Master of Journalism, Carleton University
Current Candidate
First semester skills learned include learning fundamentals of news and feature writing, writing for the web and Canadian Press style.
Shared byline and photo credit in Ottawa Citizen.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology. University of British Columbia. 2012
Volunteer experience in Dr. Charlotte Johnston’s ADHD research lab.
Interest in ADHD, learning disabilities, and educational psychology.

Did he really earn it? An examination of steroid use in sports.
UBC Undergraduate Journal of Psychology
A literature review on anabolic-androgenic steroid use in sports.
Focus on performance-enhancing drug scandal in baseball in the 1990s.