Research Award at the Canadian Undergraduate Conference in

Health Care (CUCOH)

February, 2022
Won second place at the CUCOH conference for my oral presentation of my undergraduate thesis work on the relationship between depressive symptoms and vocal emotion recognition in youth

Queen's Journal Contribution Award

April, 2021
"This award recognizes the high quality work and dedication of the volunteers of the Queen's Journal [...] The recipients of this award are recognized for their consistency, excellence, and commitment to The Journal."

Awards and Distinctions

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RESUME

Writer

Work Experience

The Queen's Journal

September 2020 - April 2022

Features Editor, May 2021 - April 2022

  • Worked alongside my co-editor to write and/or edit one feature per week

  • Pitching, researching, and writing long-form features quickly and meeting deadlines consistently

  • Actively seeking out the voices of and building rapport with diverse and/or marginalized communities

  • Developing and improving editing and proofreading skills

Freelance Writer

June 2022 - present

Writer, June 2022 - present

  • Conducting research and interviews to write blog posts on a range of insurance topics

  • Developing web content and applying principles of SEO

  • Work has been featured on RATESDOTCA, The Ottawa Business Journal, The Edmonton Journal, Uplift Content

Staff Writer and Contributor, September 2020 - April 2021

  • Able to research and distill complex and/or unfamiliar topics into digestible and accessible articles

  • Improving time management and organizational skills in order to write one or two article per week while keeping up with schoolwork

  • Initiative to learn new writing skills by writing for different sections and taking on new projects: writing for news, arts, and lifestyles; and writing personal essays, news pieces, artist profiles, student elections coverage, and social commentary.

Development of Social and Emotion Communications Lab

September 2021 - present

Thesis Student, September 2021 - present

Completed my psychology thesis with Dr. Michele Morningstar. Continuing to work on a publication for an academic journal.

  • Conducting literature reviews and research to develop research question, write a proposal, and compose final thesis paper

  • Improve project management skills by creating and sticking to timelines to complete project by the end of the year

  • Using and improving writing skills to complete my final thesis paper

Build 2 Scale Program Participant

Summer 2021

Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre, Queen's University

  • Worked on a mental health startup called LetsBloom during the summer incubator program

  • Participated in many professional development workshops that taught startup development, marketing strategies, and creating business plans

  • Applied principles of marketing and business strategy to grow our business over the summer

Education

Psychology, B.Sc

September 2018 - April 2022

Queen's University

  • Final GPA: 4.0

  • Received Dean's Scholar Award each year for maintaining an average above 80%

  • Clubs and activities: The Queen's Journal, Queen's Run Club, Development of Social and Emotional Communications Lab, led healthy cooking classes with Peer Health Educator program

High School Diploma

September 2014 - June 2018

South Carleton High School

​Awards and Certificates

  • Math and science award class of 2018. Highest average in math and science in my graduating class (what does writing have to do with math and science? Nothing and everything. While I don't work with numbers, I know how to persist through difficult problems, see patterns, and finish what I start).

  • DELF B2 certificate (2018). Able to understand and express myself proficiently in French. 

  • Dylan McCarthy Memorial Award (2018). Consistently demonstrates kindness and compassion. Exudes passion and innate curiosity towards academic and life goals.

  • Clubs and activies: ski racing team, cross country team, hockey team

Interests

Sports

​Running

  • Toronto Waterfront Marathon, October 2022

  • Royal Victoria Half Marathon, October 2021

  • Commander's challenge (21K & 5K in one week), September 2021

Swimming

  • Nepean Masters Swim Team

Ultimate Frisbee

  • Ottawa Carleton Ultimate Association

Reading

Top 5 Favourite Books

  1. Normal People, Sally Rooney

  2. East of Eden, John Steinbeck

  3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

  4. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

  5. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak