Professional Educator - Museum Professional - Digital Storyteller.

Resume

Resume

EDUCATION

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

2013 Master of Science, Anthropology (University of Toronto

2011 Honours Bachelor of Science with Distinction (University of Toronto

WORK EXPERIENCE

2018 - present Biodiversity Storyteller & Creative Producer (Royal Ontario Museum)

2017 - present Co-founder & Lead Designer (Dundas West Games - www.dundaswestgames.com)

2016 - present Co-founder & Multimedia Specialist (Curiosity in Focus - www.curiosityinfocus.com)

2016 - present Co-founder & Lead Facilitator (Level Up Gaming - www.levelupgaming.ca)

2012 - present Studio Instructor (Royal Ontario Museum)

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

HARD SKILLS

Research-related hard skills: research, copy editing, grant writing, archaeology, and anthropology.

Education-related hard skills: interdisciplinary teaching, interactive teaching, creative lesson plan development, and extensive experience working with special needs students.

Technical hard skills: Social media (Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook analytics, and YouTube analytics), Microsoft Office Suite, multi-track audio recording and editing using Adobe Audition and Audacity, and video recording and editing using Adobe Premiere Pro.

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) 

2017 (in review) “No Experience, No Problem: Exploring the Role of Emulative Learning in Pipe Production” – Co-authored with Christopher Ball for Ethnoarchaeology: Journal of Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Experimental Studies (Volume 9, Issue 2)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE - Non-refereed contributions

2018 “浙江上山文化早期至晚期 陶器切片的岩相学研究” - “Thin Section Petrographic Study of Early to Late Shangshan Ceramics from Zhejiang, China“ - Book chapter co-authored with Gary Crawford, David Smith, Jiang Leping, and Pan Yan published in 北京:中国文史出版社 (ISBN 978-7一5034一9907-4).

2017 "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 "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