Journalist + Communications & Marketing Consultant.
Whether it's leading national marketing campaigns or working with local grassroots organizations, my mission is always the same — using storytelling excellence for good.
With a strong background in print and digital journalism (including a stint as an Agony Aunt!), my career has taken me from corporate copywriting to creative scriptwriting, from hosting an award-winning documentary series to bringing Canadian entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley for the world's largest pitch competition for diverse entrepreneurs and investors.
As a community builder, I have partnered with initiatives in Ottawa, Canada and the UK to support arts, culture and small businesses. Creatively, I develop film projects that focus on Middle Eastern and second-generation immigrant identities as expressed through art, culture and politics.
Spaces you'll currently find me in:
- CBC Narrator: Creatorland the Documentary, award-winning film following the lives of fashion designers, storytellers and tech startups to show the unfiltered challenges that entrepreneurs face — and what drives them to succeed.
- Speaking publicly and hosting events and panels. Most recently, this included a media panel at SoGal's Global Summit in San Francisco, where I spoke with a former VICE corporate director, TechCruch reporter and Forbes/TechBuzz China podcast host.
- SoGal Ottawa: Alongside my co-lead, we launched the first Canadian SoGal chapter, bridging the diversity gap in entrepreneurship. After hosting several successful community events, we created the opportunity for three diverse Canadian entrepreneurs to go to Silicon Valley to pitch to investors, where one Ottawa entrepreneur won $25,000 in investments.