I completed my doctorate at the University of Toronto in 2018, where I worked for the Rotman School of Management and the Department of History. During my doctoral studies, I was awarded a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship and was the recipient of a SSHRC Connection Grant. I currently have two peer-reviewed publications on corporate communications and the integration of data analytics into organizational practices. My writings have also appeared in The Washington Post and The Canadian Encyclopedia.
Following my graduation, I took a position with Elections Canada's policy and public affairs division, where I work on performance measurement and program evaluation, and the development and implementation of policies emerging from the Elections Modernization Act. I hold an M.A. in Communications and Cultural Studies from the University of Sydney in Australia, where I was shortlisted for the John Harsanyi Medal for top International Student graduate. I also hold a B.A. (Honours) in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Prince Edward Island, where in my last year I served as Student President.
My partner Caroline is an outdoor adventure expert, swim instructor, and synchronize swimming coach. In 2014, Caroline was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma. We were told that her melanoma had spread to her lungs, liver, and the base of her skull and that she had between a 17%-25% chance of making it to her 35th birthday, and less than a 10% chance to make it to 40. On September 9th, 2015 we were given the amazing news that Caroline's body had a complete response to her immunotherapy treatment. She had absolutely no evidence of disease in her body. Amazingly, there is now an over 80% chance that Caroline will be melanoma free for the rest of her life. With a clean bill of health from her oncologist, Caroline and I are looking forward to whatever else life throws our way.