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My CV and life trajectory may seem like a mishmash of experiences. I’ve done a wide range of things, including running for TDSB Trustee to teaching kindergarten in the UK, consulting for a large research-intensive university to teaching at a feminist-social justice school. In all of these settings, communication, education, and community work were part and parcel.

Right now, I’m a Social Work PhD student. My research and community practice focus on immigrant settlement and integration, with a particular interest in Filipinos in Canada.

I completed my undergrad at Queen’s (’09) in Religious Studies and English Language and Literature; my undergrad research paper explored editorials and news reportage on the ‘sharia law’ controversy. I also have a Master of Teaching degree (’12) from OISE/University of Toronto and a Master of Professional Communication (’15) from Ryerson University.

I like to keep a busy schedule, which includes mentoring a small group of lovely teenagers and undergrad students who will change the world.

Let’s connect.