During my last year of graduate school at UBC Journalism, I had the opportunity to work as an International Reporting Program (IRP) fellow. In partnership with major media organizations, IRP is a fellowship of journalists committed to covering under-reported issues.
I traveled to India in December 2014 to report on community-based mental health care with a team of three other student journalists, UBC Journalism professor Peter Klein, and Dr. Videsh Kapoor of UBC Medicine. Together with six other fellows, we took a look at mental health solutions in under-resourced countries, combining our reporting to span stories not only in India, but Benin, Togo, and Jordan.
Our award-winning multimedia project, Out of the Shadows, went live in Fall 2015 and has been featured on Al Jazeera and in The New York Times. Take a look at the project here.
In 2013, I took an art class at Western University that emphasized fashion as a historical and socio-cultural study. Our final assignment was to design a garment for a survivor of a fictional “zombie apocalypse.” Drawing inspiration from the fashions of the Great Depression and World War II, we constructed a well-researched narrative around the piece.
In the summer of 2012, I had a travel blog chronicling my adventures as a journalism intern in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Check it out here.
As one of three interns, I helped maintain the campaign site for “Stop 114A,” an anti-censorship initiative by the Centre for Independent Journalism.