My passion for research has led me to pursue opportunities in research both within and outside of the university. In these positions, I’ve continued to grow, refine my skills, and make a tangible impact in peoples’ lives
Pathways to the Premiership,
University of Alberta
Pathways to the Premiership (P2P) is a multi-national project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. An international team of researchers, government partners, and community stakeholders is working on identifying the key individual, institutional, and societal factors that advance women’s political careers. As a research analyst on this project, I primarily work in the gendered mediation stream. The purpose of this part of our work is to understand how gendered understandings of political leadership are challenged and/or reproduced by the news media.
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Autism CanTech! NorQuest College
Autism CanTech! is a nation-wide, 3 year pilot funded by Employment and Social Development Canada’s Youth Employment Skills Strategy (ESDC-YESS). It combines supportive programming for Autistic youth and employers, with one-on-one career coaching and innovative assistive technology called RoboCoach. By doing so it aims to remove barriers to employment in the digital economy for Autistic youth. It is demonstrative of the potential for innovation that stems from partnerships between industry and post-secondary.
Web Safe, NorQuest College
Web Safe will help Newcomer English Language Learners (ELLs) develop the knowledge and skills they need to be resilient against digital disinformation and other online harms. Funded by Heritage Canada, Web Safe will not only directly serve the needs of Newcomer ELLs, but also increase the capacity of post-secondary institutions and other Service Provider Organizations to continue to respond to the unique needs of this group. The research component of this project involved an extensive community consultation with over 500 Newcomer ELLs in Alberta.
Manager of Research & Analytics,
Status of Women
Government of Alberta
Now the Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism, and Status of Women, the work of this position involved gender and intersectional research for the support of GBA+ Curriculum and strategic decision-making for the Government of Alberta.
Career Moves, NorQuest College
Career Moves is a professional development program at NorQuest College, funded by the Center for Future Skills. It aims to provide flexible, accessible, and individualized support to mid-career workers in transition. The research component of this project aims to advance knowledge about how mid-career transitions can be better managed by workers, employers, employment agencies, and post-secondary institutions.