I am a reporter based in Toronto. I’m interested in economics, public policy, and business, and I’m looking for ways to apply my statistical knowledge to journalism.
In the spring of 2009, I graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in economics, international relations and urban studies. Since then, I’ve freelanced, interned at The Walrus, founded a youth journalism program called Shameless Wire. In 2010/2011 I completed an MA in Economic Policy from McMaster.
In the summer of 2011 I was a Reuters Americas Intern. Right now I am on contract at Reuters, covering a little bit of everything. (This, of course, is a personal site, and any opinions are mine alone.)
A bit more about my background: While at U of T, I was involved with The Varsity, writing plenty, and serving two terms as associate news editor. In my final year at U of T, I stepped back from regular news writing at The Varsity to focus on contributing to the regular special issue, The Varsity Magazine, and recruiting, training and mentoring new writers as the paper’s first Director of Training and Recruitment.
I’ve been published in This Magazine, Xtra, U of T Magazine, Eye Weekly, Shameless magazine, The Tyee, The Walrus, Reuters, and elsewhere. I write a very occasional column for This Magazine’s blog about the use and abuse of statistics in the news.
I’ve also done a bit of social science research. In 2008-09, I was also Director of Compliance Studies for the G8 Research Group at the University of Toronto, the world’s leading source of independent information and analysis on the G8 and global governance. I supervised about 120 student researchers as we tracked promises made at the 2008 Hokkaido-Toyako Summit. In July 2009, I travelled to Italy for the 2009 G8 Summit to present our results, and carry out further research.
About this site
This site is an incomplete record of my publications over the last few years. Contributions to offline publications, like Shameless Magazine, are not included. I also haven’t included my Reuters clippings yet, as I haven’t settled on the least annoying way to archive those. (There are a lot of them!)