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Curriculum Vitae

Julia is currently working as a freelance journalist while completing her Master of Journalism at Carleton University.

Work Experience

Freelance Writer

Freelance, July 2022 to present. Work for various clients including Postmedia Content Works, WealthRocket, RATESDOTCA, Canadian Mortgage Trends, and The Ottawa Business Journal. 

Skills: SEO, sponsored content, personal finance, medical writing

Content Specialist

St. Francis Xavier University, November 2022 to March 2023. Worked on auditing, editing and rewriting content for the new St. Francis Xavier Website. In this role, I learned how to present complicated information (e.g., admissions requirements for all programs) in an accessible manner and worked with various departments and stakeholders on campus to revise and improve their content.

Skills: writing for web, SEO, editing, marketing

Features Editor

The Queen's Journal, May 2021 to April 2022. Worked with my co-editor to publish one long form feature per week in the student newspaper. In this role, I wrote articles that covered a variety of topics including Indigenous issues, personal finance, sports, mental health and more.

Sample of features:

I also wrote for other sections of the paper including lifestyle and arts and covered the engineering society student elections.

Skills: editing, journalism, reporting, writing

Staff Writer

The Queen's Journal, September 2020 to April 2021. Published one article per week in various sections of the student newspaper including news, arts, lifestyle and covered the student elections for the commerce society.

Sample of work:


  • Queen's Journal Contribution Award. 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.


Carleton University

Master of Journalism, 2023-2025

  • Robert and Alyce Martin Scholarship in Journalism

  • Department Scholarship

Queen's University

Bachelor of Science (major psychology, minor biology), 2018-2022

  • Dean's list each year (above 80% average)

    • Final GPA: 4,0 ​(A)

  • Thesis: The relationship between depressive symptoms and recognition of vocal emotion expression in adolescence

  • Activities: Queen's Run Club, Queen's Journal, Queen's Innovation Centre, Development of Social Emotional Communications Lab, Peer Health Educators, MEDLIFE Queen's

South Carleton High School

High school diploma, 2014-2018

  • French immersion certificate

  • Silver medal award (90% average grades 10, 11 &12)

  • Math and science award, class of 2018

  • Highest mark in grade 12 chemistry

  • Activities: ski racing, cross country running, varsity hockey



  • Paris Electric Marathon, April 2023

  • Toronto Waterfront Marathon, October 2022

  • Ontario Masters Swimming

  • Ottawa Carleton Ultimate Association (Ultimate frisbee)

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