BECOMING A JOURNALIST
I used to study neuroscience until a professor assigned us to write a news-style article about research — it was love at first write.
I switched programs to the University of Toronto and Centennial College joint-journalism program and I’ve been obsessed ever since.
HOW I TELL STORIES
I'm passionate about hard-hitting, agenda-setting, investigative reporting that holds people and institutions accountable.
I regularly file freedom-of-information (FOI) requests, access to information (ATIP) requests and use open-source intelligence to uncover stories no one else has.
I know how to build strong relationships with sources, reflect the diversity in the communities I cover, thoroughly follow a story and let my work speak for itself.
Last year, I won gold at the Digital Publishing Awards for The Long Wait — a short feature on immigrant families in Canada who found strength amid long waits to reunite during the pandemic.
I also won first place Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) award for a breaking news story about a deadly kidnapping in Hamilton.
The year prior, in 2021, I won another RTDNA for a breaking news story about the death of a notorious mobster.
I'm also skilled at building audiences on social media. I grew the National Post Instagram account by 10,000 followers and did the same at CBC Hamilton during my first year.
A good story becomes a great story when you treat it right. These are some of the storytelling tools I know how to use.