I lead global teams with empathy, develop and implement strategic plans to advance organizational missions, as well as amplify socially impactful stories and initiatives through multimedia campaigns.
I continually strive to be a compassionate leader. In New York City and Silicon Valley, and while working remotely from different Canadian cities, I helped manage newsrooms for Dow Jones & Company and OZY. I oversaw correspondents from around the world—including interns, writers, copy editors, designers, photographers, videographers, and social producers—and mentored them through ambitious, highly engaging projects.
In Toronto, I led teams of video producers, content marketers, and content strategists for Shopify while actively sponsoring growth opportunities and promotions for colleagues. I managed rapid organizational change, ran creative sprints, hired new team members, launched timely initiatives, and championed or contributed to major multimedia marketing campaigns. My dedication to sharing education with others drove me to create and teach courses in social entrepreneurship and journalism at Humber College and Ryerson University.
Strategic Planner and Implementer:
I grew audiences for print and digital media companies based in the United States, including through efforts on radio, TV, online video, and social media. I moved to the United Arab Emirates during the Arab Spring unrest and helped expand The National's business section while editing and also reporting stories from Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Nepal, New Zealand, and Shanghai.
For Dow Jones & Company, I helped launch WSJ.Money magazine in print and online then became its managing editor. At OZY, I oversaw the digital media start-up's 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and election coverage while directing editorial strategy for major live events plus a TV series, which featured Vice President Joe Biden and aired on PBS and the BBC. I then started, managed, and grew OZY’s branded content editorial division.
Social Impact Amplifier:
A desire to better understand how humans think and feel drew me to study psychology in undergrad, where I taught newcomers to Canada and supported individuals with disabilities. A passion for amplifying purpose-driven stories led me to pursue a graduate degree in journalism from New York University. I later wrote about nonprofit leaders, changemakers, social entrepreneurship, social enterprises, sustainability initiatives, and volunteers for publications such as Entrepreneur, Inc., and HuffPost. I spent eight months reporting for The Wall Street Journal's “Waste Lands” series, which revisited the little-noticed aftermath of the U.S. nuclear-arms buildup and earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination.
Some of my coverage on food insecurity, human rights abuses, and marginalized workers is featured in the Solutions Journalism Network's database of “rigorous reporting on responses to social problems” and among The Aspen Institute's “best ideas of the day.” My longtime interests in covering these kinds of issues and mentoring others intersected when I joined a team of students for the Hult Prize, a global competition for helping nonprofits tackle the world's most pressing problems. We spent months creating a human-centric support model to serve the charity SolarAid. President Bill Clinton announced our concept was one of three winners from around 4,000 proposals and cited our team in his Time magazine cover essay: “The Case for Optimism.”