I am passionate about community engagement, and whenever possible, facilitating the space and resources necessary for people to learn about and take action on social, environmental, and economic justice issues. I have had many learning and teaching experiences, and value my non-academic learning and teaching as much (if not more!) than my academic experiences. Through doing project management and public engagement/education work with non-profit and charity organizations during the years before I began my Ph.D., I became very aware of the gap between grassroots work and work in the academy. Wherever possible, I try to bring the values of community work to academic research teams, and support community groups with the research I have access to.
Groups & Organizing
Next Up Leadership Ontario Program
Advisory Committee | 2016 – 2017
Candidate selection, fundraising, and program delivery advising for a seven-month leadership program supporting young leaders in Ottawa, ON, committed to social and environmental justice.
Band Swap Regina
Co-Founder & Organizer | 2011 – 2017
An annual arts event that raises awareness and funds for: Carmichael Outreach (poverty and homelessness) & Girls Rock Regina (gender diverse music program).
Next Up Leadership Program
Participant | 2015 – 2016
Participant in the Ottawa cohort of a national, seven-month leadership program supporting young leaders committed to social and environmental justice.
Generating Momentum: Leadership Training Camp
Co-Founder & Organizer | 2010 – 2014
An annual summer camp that engages youth (ages 18-30) in workshops, organizing, and action on social, environmental, and economic justice issues.
Critical Research Collective (CRC)
Member | 2014 – Present
Collective of professors and graduate students who conduct critical research at the University of Ottawa. The CRC meets monthly to discuss research of its members.
Citizenship Education Research Network (CERN)
Graduate Student Rep, Reviewer | 2015 – 2018
An affiliate of CSSE/SCÉÉ. Create newsletters, review conference paper submissions, create graphic work for keynote speakers.
Making History \ Faire de l’Histoire
Graduate Student Member | 2017 – 2018
Website management, public events graphics, participating as a judge for Canada’s History Awards.
Equity Knowledge Exchange Network
Volunteer | 2017
Event set-up, technology assistance, and social media for the network launch in Ottawa, ON.
Global Education Conference
Volunteer | 2017
The Faculty of Education’s conference for teacher candidates; exploring themes of poverty, equity, and diversity in global citizenship education.