Resume

WORK HISTORY

October 2017 – Present

Freelance Multimedia Journalist

Washington, D.C.
  • Launched a boutique news outlet focused on analysis and reporting of student politics in the U.S. and Canada
  • Pitched story ideas to editors of several D.C. and Vancouver-based outlets, and interviewed sources to create engaging, factual narratives
  • Shot compelling photos and videos of significant political events in and around the D.C. region, including the March for Our Lives, Women’s March, and student walkout on gun violence

January 2017 – June 2017

Journalism Student Assistant

Langara College
  • Designed a new custom-built website for the Langara Voice, Langara College’s official student newspaper
  • Migrated eight years of content and images from the previous site, incorporated a new brand into the design using CSS, and introduced new functionality, including several custom-built plugins
  • Integrated new SEO tools into the site,  leading to increased page views of 37% over a three-month period following re-launch

December 2016

Intern

Global BC
  • Generated content for the provinces’ most watched news network, rotating as a member of the assignment staff, digital desk, and production staff
  • Produced unique web content for Globalnews.ca, including social media copy and multimedia elements, employing digital visualization tools such as Tableau to enhance news reports
  • Secured sources and tips to aid network coverage of numerous winter weather events and breaking political stories

February 2016 – January 2017

President

Ubyssey Publications Society
  • Directed a board of professional staff and journalists to publish a weekly newspaper and digital news outlet, which received an average 680,000 unique views per month
  • Coordinated the implementation of new monetization strategies to adapt to shifting industry trends, including a restructuring of the paper’s advertising sales, which lead to a 300 per cent increase in sales over the previous nine months
  • Completed a governance review and an update of the society’s corporate documents to comply with new provincial regulations and emerging needs of the 98-year old paper

December 2014 – January 2017

Vice President & Digital Communications Manager

Better Transit & Transportation Coalition (BTTC)
  • Co-founded Metro Vancouver’s largest pro-transit organization which advocated for improvements to the regions transit and transportation network in partnership with over 150 member groups.
  • Developed a multi-faceted digital outreach strategy with a six-week implementation deadline that incorporated ad buys, social media campaigns, mass mailer campaigns, and other GOTV methods
  • Collaborated with a diverse board of directors that represented leading business, union, and environmental groups to raise over $140,000 to support the coalition’s ongoing activities

June 2016 – October 2016

Special Projects Officer

University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA)
  • Planned and launched governance-related projects for a quasi-municipal organization which provided services to over 11,000 residents
  • Initiated a review of the corporate structure and incorporation documents of the association to match municipal best practices, consulting with multiple layers of stakeholders and outside consultants
  • Developed a new elections process for the association’s annual board elections in line with municipal best practices and standards, including the use of optical scan ballots and absentee voting

March 2014 – April 2015

President

Alma Mater Society (AMS) of UBC Vancouver
  • Led the largest non-profit campus organization in Canada offering services and representation to 50,000 members
  • Coordinated the opening of a new 255,000 sqft. student center, including the rollout of a public relations strategy, the launch of nine new business concepts, and concluded contract negotiations with building trades, contractors, and future tenants
  • Implemented a multi-year restructuring and strategic planning initiative to respond to member feedback and the organizational needs of the AMS

November 2013 – June 2014

Chief Financial Officer

Alliance of British Columbia Students
  • Founded the province’s largest post-secondary lobbying organization which represented over 135,000 at seven institutions
  • Organized a bi-annual lobbying weekend between provincial and local government leaders and 30 post-secondary representatives in Victoria, B.C., and drafted materials that outlined the Alliance’s lobbying positions
  • Implemented an accounting framework, revenue model, and developed a three-year financial plan

March 2013 – March 2014

Vice President of External Affairs

Alma Mater Society (AMS) of UBC Vancouver
  • Directed government relations and outreach with local, provincial, and federal government officials on issues ranging including housing affordability, public transit, immigration, and educational affordability
  • Re-negotiated a three-year extension of a subsidized bus pass program to 135,000 post-secondary students with the region’s transit authority and the provincial government
  • Conducted a review of all external policies, consulting with subject matter experts, internal stakeholders, and members through a series of town halls to update the AMS’s positions to match established priorities

June 2012 – May 2014

Executive Director

Get OnBoard BC
  • Founded the first regional pro-public transit coalition group in Metro Vancouver
  • Recruited two dozen member organizations, including B.C.’s four largest labor unions, local mayors and city councils, three chambers of commerce, environmental groups, and student groups in a six month period
  • Hosted four public town halls and panel discussions on the topics of transit-oriented development and public transit investment, including two as a co-speaker with the Mayor of Vancouver and B.C. Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure

April 2012 – March 2013

Associate Vice President of External Affairs & SUDS Conference Commissioner

Alma Mater Society (AMS) of UBC Vancouver
  • Planned and executed the largest student executive leadership conference in Canada in its inaugural year with only six weeks and limited financial resources available
  • Managed a team of volunteers and three dedicated staff to deliver three days of programming to over 100 guests on a wide variety of topics related to post-secondary education
  • Oversaw digital campaigning and media relations for the AMS’ corporate and government relations efforts, which included hosting 150 local and provincial government officials at campaign events over eight months

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PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Experienced with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and fundraising tools, including Nationbuilder, NGP VAN, Blue State Digital, Salsa, Raiser’s Edge, and Salesforce

Proficient with SEO and social media tools including Hootsuite, Facebook Ads, and Google Analytics

Strong competence in Content Management Systems (CMS) including WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal

Experienced in successful event planning

Advanced proficency with Microsoft Office

CREATIVE SKILLS

Video Production (FCP, DaVinci, Premiere Pro)

Copywriting & Editing

Photography/Videography

CSS, HTML, & PHP

Graphic Design (Adobe Creative Suite)

Audio Production (Logic, Cubase, Audacity, Audition)

EDUCATION

2007-2011

High School Diploma

Masuk High School

I graduated with CAPT High Honours, Community Service Honours, and Tri-M (Music Honour Society) Honours. I was also involved in the Masuk Latin Club as the President, Marching Band as a Section Captain as well as multiple other musical ensembles. I was also the 2011 runner-up for the Barton L. Weller Scholarship.

2016-2017

Post Degree Certificate, Journalism

Langara College

I graduated from Langara College’s journalism certificate program, the oldest and most comprehensive in western Canada. For over eight months, I worked as a journalist with the Langara Voice newspaper, produced podcasts, videos and re-designed the entire Voice Online site from scratch.

2011-2018

BA, Political Science

University of British Columbia – Vancouver

I studied for my undergrad degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia in political science, and took ten semesters of courses, including in literature, communications, political science, international relations, and business management. While at UBC, I also co-founded the Thunderbird Marching Band, western Canada’s largest marching band, became involved in the UBC Student Legal Fund Society, and headed up The Ubyssey newspaper’s Investigative Team.

 

 

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