CV

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Policy Analyst

Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship

August 2017 - Present

  • Research lead for the "Innovative and Inclusive Economy" workstream. This workstream examines the magnitude, demographics, and impact of inequitable distribution of income, wealth, and benefits within an innovation-driven economy, including access to technology, to education and training, and to economic and entrepreneurial opportunity.

Toronto Urban Fellow (rotational placements)

September 2016 - August 2017

  • Shelters, Support, and Housing Administration: Research lead embedded in the Access to Housing team conducting data analysis, user-centered design research, and policy analysis to improve the subsidized housing waitlist system.

  • Employment and Social Services: Conducted qualitative and quantitative analysis of TESS's employment and social support programs for Ontario Works recipients. Facilitated consultations with front-line staff, clients, and service providers.

  • Real Estate Services: Supported public consultations and contracting for the design and re-development of city-owned heritage buildings.

Policy Analyst

Privy Council Office, Government of Canada

Sept 2013 - August 2016


Impact and Innovation Unit

  • Designed and executed experiments that applied behavioural science to improve access to/uptake in programs and services.

  • Communications advisor to departments seeking to use digital platforms and social media for public consultation and engagement.

  • Co-organizer for Behavioural Economics for the Public Sector, a 400-person, two-day conference bringing together public sector practitioners alongside academics and international experts.

Secretariat for the Deputy Minister Committee on Policy Innovation

  • Monitored, assessed, and reported on a suite of departmental pilot projects that used social media and digital technology in policymaking and service delivery.

  • Supported the planning and execution of Committee meetings including drafting discussion papers and developing agendas.

Policy Analyst

Strategic and Service Policy Branch, Employment and Social Development Canada

May 2012 – October 2014

  • Advisor to the Senior Associate Deputy Minister in her work on the Deputy Ministers’ Committee on Policy Innovation

  • Conducted policy analysis and research in medium term socio-economic trends and issues.

Research Assistant

University of Ottawa, Public and International Affairs, Fall/Winter 2012 - 2013

McGill Institute of Health and Social Policy, Winter 2010

 

Instructor

Teaching Assistant, ECH2310 Issues in Conflict and Human Rights, University of Ottawa, Fall 2012

Academic Writing Help Centre, University of Ottawa, Fall/Winter 2011-2012
Teaching Assistant, WRIT 102 Introduction to Professional Nonfiction, University of Victoria, Winter 2007-2008

Program Coordinator: Computer Literacy Programs and Community Events

Atwater Library and Computer Centre

December 2008 – August 2011

  • Program coordinator and curriculum development for the library’s computer literacy and social inclusion programming targeting seniors, newcomers, and job-seekers.

EDUCATION + TRAINING

MA in Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, 2014

BFA in Creative Writing, University of Victoria, 2008

 

Artscape Gibraltar Point Residency - 2018

Winter Tangerine Summer Workshop - 2018

Data Insights with Python, Ladies Learning Code - 2018

Deep Revision, Fine Arts Work Center - 2018
Banff Centre Emerging Writers Residency - 2017
SiG Social Impact R+D Practice Gathering - 2017
Intro to Counselling Skills for Frontline Workers, Toronto Hostels Training Centre - 2017
Montreal International Language Centre, Francais Niveau 8 - 2016
Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization - 2015