RESUME

Summary

Multi-media educational professional driven to create meaningful and engaging educational
experiences for individuals at all stages of the learning process. Extensive experience in the
development and execution of alternative educational programming. Experienced in the creative
development, production, and post-production of podcasts and other web-syndicated episodic
content. Exceptional communicator with advanced problem-solving, editorial, and research skills.

EDUCATION

2013 - present Ph.D, Anthropology (University of Toronto) (in progress)

2013 Master of Science, Anthropology (University of Toronto

2011 Honours Bachelor of Science with Distinction (University of Toronto

2015 Postgraduate training in ceramic petrology (Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens)

WORK EXPERIENCE

2016 - present Host, Producer, & Editor (Curiosity in Focus podcast - www.curiosityinfocus.com)

2016 - present Co-founder & Lead Facilitator (RollPlay TO - www.twitter.com/rollplayTO)

2014 - present Research Assistant (University of Toronto)

2014 - present Anthropology Representative (University of Toronto Graduate Student Union)

2012 - present Studio Instructor (Royal Ontario Museum)

2016 - 2017 Head Teaching Assistant (University of Toronto)

2015 - 2016 Education Content Development Consultant (Aga Khan Museum)

2011 - 2016 Teaching Assistant (University of Toronto)

AWARDS

2016 SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael-Smith Foreign Study Supplement recipient

2015 - 2018 SSHRC recipient: Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship

2015 - 2016 Ontario Graduate Scholarship recipient – Declined by recipient in favor of Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship

2015 University of Toronto Research Travel Fund

2015 University of Toronto Conference Travel Fund

2011 – 2012, 2013 – 2017 University of Toronto Fellowship

2012 - 2013 SSHRC recipient: Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2012 – 2013)

2011, 2014 University of Toronto Pilot Research Study Fund

RESEARCH experience - refereed contributions

2017 “Empowering Cultural Preservation in China through Participatory Digitization.” – Co-authored with Jamie M. Kwan for the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports (Volume 12, April 2017, Pages 161–164) 

2017 (in review) “No Experience, No Problem: Exploring the Role of Emulative Learning in Pipe Production” – Journal article co-authored with Christopher Ball for Ethnoarchaeology: Journal of Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Experimental Studies 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE - Non-refereed contributions

2017 (accepted) "A Thin Section Petrographic Study of Early to Late Shangshan Ceramics from Zhejiang, China” - Paper Presentation for the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Vancouver, BC, Canada 

2017 (accepted) "Microscopic Leftovers: Exploratory Starch Grain Analysis on Ceramic Vessels from the Shangshan Culture, China.” – Paper Presentation (Co-authored with Emma Yasui) for the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Vancouver, BC, Canada

2016 “Digital thin sections: Developing a holistic understanding of Shangshan ceramics” – Paper Presentation at the International Conference on the 10th Anniversary of the Formal Naming of Shangshan Culture and the Origins of Rice Farming in Pujiang, China

2016 “Recent Research on Early Rice Exploitation in the Lower Yangzi Valley, China” – Discussant at a symposium hosted by the Shangshan Archaeological Project in Toronto, ON, Canada

2016 “An Overview of Technological Changes in the Pottery of the Early Holocene Shangshan Culture, Zhejiang Province, China” -  Paper Presentation for the 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Orlando, FL, USA 

2015 “The Role of Technological Analyses in the Study of Ecology, Climate Change, and the Origins of Agriculture” – Discussant at the Comparative Historical Ecology in Ancient Northeast Asia conference at the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology in Beijing, China.

2015 “Investigating Technological Changes in the Pottery of the Early Holocene Shangshan Culture, Zhejiang Province, China” – Research report presented at Shandong University, China.

2015 “No Experience, No Problem: Exploring the Role of Emulative Learning in Democratized Tobacco Smoking” – Paper presentation at the Canadian Archaeological Association Annual Meeting: St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

2014 "Rice, Pottery, and People at the Beginning of the Agricultural Revolution" – Research report presented at the Comparative Historical Ecology in Ancient Northeast Asia: A Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Development Workshop in Eugene, Oregon.

2011 "From the Field: The Tell Madaba Archaeological Project" – Research report submitted to the Royal Ontario Museum collections and research blog.

*Complete resume available upon request