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March – June 2015,                   IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON
then Sept 2015 –

Research media officer (Natural Sciences) • Create news and multimedia features • Create and distribute press releases • Manage the podcast • Provide podcast and science communications training workshops • Handle media enquiries • Mentor communications interns • Create videos optimised for social media • Contribute to social media campaigns

Sept 2013 – Aug 2015              NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON

Science web editor • Managed life sciences research and collections pages • Created news, features and multimedia for public and scientific audiences, including audio slideshows and interactive maps • Interim news editor • News blog editor • Contribute to the quarterly magazine • Continue making features as a freelancer

Summer 2012                          THE SCIENTIST MAGAZINE

Intern • Wrote features for print magazine and online daily news • Managed social media • Created multimedia packages for the website

May 2013-                                LE-TEX PUBLISHING SERVICES

Copy editor • Edit scientific textbooks and articles for spelling, grammar, punctuation, structure and figures using LaTeX

2010-2011                                UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

Freelance writer • Wrote monthly pieces for E-trail electronic newsletter • Researched and created stories for Researcher Spotlight and Campus Corners sections


Sept 2011- 2013                   UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA                

Master of Journalism  • Focus on science and environmental writing • Rafe Mair Award for Excellence in Journalism • Graduate Entrance Award and Student Initiative Award • TerreWEB scholar (Terrestrial Research on Ecosystems & World-wide Education & Broadcast)

Sept 2009-2011                    UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA                            

Master of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences  • Provost Entrance Award • Research focus on using volcanic ash to date past environments • Took non-fiction writing class and science writing class

Sept 2004-2008                     UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL 

MSci Environmental Geoscience with Study in Continental Europe  • 1st Class honours • Year abroad at University of Iceland (Haskoli Islands) studying Earth Science for Foreign Students • Research focus on lava discharge from volcanoes


Journalistic skills • Audio scripting and podcast production with Audacity • Editing news and features for content and house style • Social media management • DSLR photography and editing; entries in Pentax Photo Gallery • Video shooting and editing with Final Cut Pro

Freelance work • Elsevier Computer Science and Physics highlights • The Natural History Museum • Icelandic Tourist Board blog • The Tyee, • New Trail, Phox Pop and Ionic magazines

Teaching assistantships Communicating Science: presenting science to peers and the public (UBC) • Earth Surface Processes & Landforms and Planet Earth (U of A)

Outreach • Led geology and science communication lessons with local schools and children’s outreach days

Classes • Creative non-fiction, creative writing and science writing


Available on request


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