I'm a writer specializing in complex, investigation-fueled stories about food, science, culture, and the environment. I am the 2019/2020 Tow Journalism Fellow at PBS FRONTLINE, based out of Boston’s WGBH. My writing has appeared in a wide range of magazines and newspapers in Canada and the United States, including The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, National Geographic, Maclean's Magazine, and Modern Farmer. I'm a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Born in Toronto, I've lived in Quebec City, Vancouver, and Fredericton, and briefly in France and Malaysia, where I studied journalism at Carleton University, French as a second language at Université Laval, international affairs at Bard College, and professional cooking at Northwest Culinary Academy.
I recently finished my MA-Science from Columbia University's School of Journalism, where I was awarded the Lyton Fellowship for Book Writing. (I've also won an Atlantic Journalism Award in business reporting and a 2017 Access Copyright Marian Hebb Research Grant.) I’m represented by the spectacular Mackenzie Brady Watson at Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency.
In past lives I was acquiring editor of non-fiction at Goose Lane Editions, Canada's oldest independent publishing house, and the local food columnist on CBC Radio Information Morning in Fredericton. I edited for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and Maclean's Magazine's higher education platform OnCampus, and in 2012 I founded and managed a community-based editorial team for the now-defunct OpenFile Vancouver.