A recent graduate from Concordia University's Journalism Program, my first interest has always been the art of writing. Like many 20-something year old's who have watched too many episodes of Sex and the City, I always wanted to write for a fashion magazine. An internship at the Suburban Newspaper's online magazine allowed me to develop skills in magazine writing and write feature pieces that were fashion and lifestyle related.
More recently, working as a freelance writer and contributing to media such as the montrealgazette.com and yellowpages.ca has further allowed me to interview Montreal fashion insiders like Joseph Ribkoff and Travis Taddeo. I continue to learn so much about where Canadian fashion prevails and where it fails. I also write my own weekly column for Renters Guide, a free pick-up distributed across Canada. In my column called Rental Rantings, I explore (all in good fun) common misconceptions about renters and daily struggles renters experience.
Earlier in my career, a stint as the editor of IX Daily's fashion section and a 2-year run as Social Media Coordinator for Concordia's chapter of Journalists for Human Rights, also peaked my interest in online media. These positions led me to a summer job at Pfizer Canada where I did a research project on how to implement social media in the challenging field of pharmaceuticals. Today, I work part-time in their communications department where I help manage their social media platforms and intranet as well as create editorial and video content for various communications.
Naturally my interest in fashion is still strong, but what is most important to me is not to be another fashion writer, but to be an aware fashion writer. Journalism school taught me objectivity and the importance of credibility and these notions have shaped the type of journalist that I want to be. For this reasons, I plan to pursue a Masters in Fashion at Ryerson University this September.
True to my journalistic roots, I pride myself on writing features and articles that are based on facts and expert opinion. My love for writing and social media, as well as my curiosity has made me a perfect fit for the online world where I hope to continue to pursue my career.