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Education
  • Candidate for Master of Arts, University of Waterloo, Planning, September 2016 - present
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Western University, Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, November 2012
  • Master of Arts, York University, Social and Political Thought, July 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Victoria, Political Science, April 2003


Selected Experience
  • Researcher, Community Schools Alliance, May 2017 - present
    • Developing and testing a set of economic and social indicators to measure the community impacts of rural school closures
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Waterloo, Planning, Sept 2016 - August 2017
    • Presented complex ideas to groups and evaluated projects in a timely and fair manner
  • Assistant Professor, Western University, Department of Sociology, Jan 2011 - April 2016
    • Delivered highly complex material synthesized into an understandable and thought-provoking format
    • Designed courses to inspire students to pursue their own learning paths.
    • Critically evaluated projects fairly but firmly to challenge and encourage students
  • Doctoral Researcher, Western University, Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, Sept 2006 - November 2012
    • Independently wrote a book-length research project on city life and urban planning
    • Successfully presented complex information to a committee of experts
    • Independently won four competitive scholarship grants with a total value of $52,000
  • City Organizer, Jane’s Walk, London, ON, May 2014 – May 2016
    • Facilitated citizens to develop and lead walks inspired by the ideas of Jane Jacobs


Professional Memberships
  • Student member of the Ontario Professional Planning Institute, and the Canadian Institute of Planners