Curriculum Vitae


EDUCATION

University of Waterloo Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Honours Planning Co-op, April 2020

University of Reykjavík GREEN Program, School of Energy, August 2016

Nicholson Catholic College Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Ontario Scholar) and International Baccalaureate Diploma (32 points: Higher Level Biology, English, and Visual Art), 2015


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

University of Waterloo Faculty of Environment, School of Planning
Research Assistant for Dr. Janice Barry, January 2019 – Current
Transcribing interviews, analyzing and comparing Municipal Development Service Agreements, designing graphics and layout for publication

University of Waterloo Faculty of Environment, School of Planning
Honours Thesis submission under supervision of Dr. Janice Barry: “Planning for Skén:nen: Conceptualizing a Haudenosaunee Culture of Planning” Published on UWSpace, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/15748


WORK EXPERIENCE

Smart Cities Challenge, Infrastructure Canada
Junior Policy Analyst, May, August 2019
Assisted with policy direction for the program’s next reiterations, lead discussions on policy considerations for touring Smart Cities Challenge winners and applicants worldwide

University of Waterloo Special Collections and Archives
Projects Assistant, September – December 2018
Developed, curated digital exhibit on campus history, conducted research on unknown archival items, developed Wikipedia articles on archival content

Innovation Lab, Employment and Social Development Canada
Projects Assistant, January – April 2018
Outreach Assistant, May – August 2017

Developed products for major research project on Canada Learning Bond take-up rate across nation and minor projects, facilitated workshops and developed outreach tasks, designed and coded Wiki pages from scratch, grew newsletter subscribership from ~100 to ~700

Belleville Downtown Improvement Area
Office and Events Assistant, April – August 2016
Organizing files, preparing for board meetings, facilitating communication to public about downtown closures during revitalization efforts, assisting with event development and production attended by hundreds

ReDuo Design
Owner and Operator, May 2014 – August 2015
Overseeing cashflow, networking, marketing, managing one employee, operating power tools, refurbishing furniture items, inventory, sales, problem-solving with an eco-minded business plan

Dewe’s Independent Grocer
Cashier, November 2012 – April 2016
Handling money, practicing excellent customer service, maintaining efficient checkout status


VOLUNTEER WORK

University of Waterloo Indigenous Students Association
Executive Council Member, November 2018 – Present (Alumni Status)
Assisting with event development, constitution writing, blog organization, social media publishing

Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada
Volunteer Grant Writer and Assistant (as-need basis)
Submitted Ontario Grow Grant for AACC in November 2019

Frontier College, Waterloo Chapter
Organizational Team Member, September 2018 – April 2019
General Tutor, February 2017 – April 2019

Tutoring young children (Kindergarten to Grade 8) in numeracy and literacy, running programs (organizing program activities and managing 10+ volunteers for 15+ students), conducting interviews for screening volunteers

Planning Students Association
First Year Liaison, September 2015 – April 2016
Relaying information from the Planning Students Association to the first year cohort, assisting with event development, ensuring quality of PSA services and activities, encouraging student morale


PRESENTATIONS

(not for academic credit)

What is Indigenous Planning? With Kiel Harris as representatives from the UWaterloo Indigenous Students Association for PLAN 403, University of Waterloo, February 2020

Learning Kanien’kéha, workshop for Nicholson Catholic College’s “Starting From a New Beginning,” Belleville, November 2019

Kitchen Table Discussions: Land Acknowledgements past, present and where to go from here, with Emma Smith and Heather George as representatives from the UWaterloo Indigenous Students Association for RAISE’s (Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity, and Equity) “xChanges: the Complexities of Intersections” Conference, University of Waterloo, March 2019

Thanksgiving Address and its Meaning, for Tamarack Institute’s Community Engagement Workshop, Kitchener, November 2017


LANGUAGES

Professional / Native English

Working French writer

Novice French speaker

Mohawk (Kanienkéha) language learner


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Canadian Institute of Planners

Ontario Professional Planners Institute


AWARDS

Ontario Professional Planners Institute Southwest District Student Scholarship, $1000, 2019

University of Waterloo President’s Scholarship, $2500, 2016

University of Waterloo Planning Alumni of Toronto Scholarship, $1500, 2016

Faculty of Environment Entrance Scholarship, $1000, 2016