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 Journalist, Mediaplanet (April 2014 – present)
  • Write engaging advertorial content on a variety of topics for online and print
  • Wrote cover story for 2014 Living with Cancer campaign
Freelance Journalist (September 2011 – present)
  • Published in Reader's Digest CanadaGlobe and Mail, GridTO, Postmedia wire, OpenFile Toronto, Liberty Gleaner, J-Source, Metro, Maclean’s On Campus, ANOKHI Media, Masalamommas and the Ryersonian
  • Broke the news of HNIC Punjabi-language edition cancellation, story went national on the Postmedia wire (October 19, 2011)
Assistant Editor, RdigitaLife (April 2013 – June 2014)
  • Responsible for original and thought-provoking blog content and social media promotions for the site
  • Covered NXNEi 2013, the trailer premier of Avatar Secrets and other events
Blogger, ANOKHI Magazine (September 2013 – February 2014)
Photo Editor and Reporter, Ryersonian (September – October 2012)
  • Edited and took photos, reported for print, online and TV broadcasts and marketed content via social media
  • Won a COPA for Best Cross Platform Initiative, contributed graphics
  • Story on bullying was reblogged by Maclean’s On Campus and Slate
Research Assistant, Ryerson University (June – October 2013)
  • Researched social media responses to mental health news using Sysomos and Topsy for journalism professor Gavin Adamson
Intern, Globe and Mail (May – June 2012) (March 2009 – August 2012)
  • Editorial and marketing intern (June – August 2012): wrote two stories per day on job-finding tips, work-life balance, and other career topics for new grads
  • Assistant editor (March 2009 – October 2010): managed Lifestyle section of the site
  • Articles featured in Metro, Globe Campus, and the Globe’s Canadian University Report
Research Assistant, McMaster University (January 2011 – 2012)
  • Researched and catalogued Indian diaspora music, summarized and collected media samples for media professor Faiza Hirji
Social Media Coordinator, McMaster University (September 2010 – 2011)
  • Independently created and implemented social media strategy for new department
  • Organized and orchestrated all social media and other online promotions 
Social Media Consultant, New Motto (2011)
  • Researched and presented proposals for clients to improve their social media marketing
Program Assistant, Shad Valley (June – August 2010, June – August 2011)
  • Worked with team of staff to organize and run a 27 day enrichment program for gifted youth
  • Ran workshops, activities and lectures throughout the month
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, CP Style, Sysomos, Topsy, Google Analytics, NewsEdit, iNews, Wordpress, Adobe Creative Suite, and various CMS (ex. Escenic, NewsGate)

Incite Magazine (2008 – 2011)
  • Managing editor and head of communications (2010 – 2011): redesigned website and integrated blogging and social media to increase readership
  • Graphics coordinator (2008 – 2010) 
Communications Coordinator, TEDxMcMasterU Conference (October 2010 – May 2011)
  • Wrote all online and social content for McMaster’s first-ever TEDx conference
Travel Blogger, McMaster’s International Students Services (2010)
  • Submitted regular blogs about my exchange at the University of Leeds
PR Assistant, McMaster Students Union (September 2010 – May 2011)
  • Researched, pitched and created multimedia content for MSU website and student newspaper on behalf of the students' union
PR Assistant, CURE Canada (2009-2010)
  • Helped in the rebranding process, created new image and voice for the NGO

Masters of Journalism, Ryerson University (2013)
  • $17,500 SSHRC grant
  • Women's Press Club of Toronto - Kay Rex Scholarship
Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science (2011)
  • McMaster’s Deans Honour List (top 15% of my class)
  • Received over $10,000 in academic scholarships
  • Honours thesis on the cultural significance of NBC’s Outsourced
Study Abroad at University of Leeds (January – June 2010) Ontario Secondary School Diploma (2007) International Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Arts (2007) Elmwood School for Girls, Ottawa, ON