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Professional Background



  • Prospect Development Manager, University of Newcastle, Australia

  • Strategic Communications Manager, University of Newcastle, Australia

  • Manager Prospect Development, University of Sydney, Australia

  • Prospect Researcher, University of Sydney, Australia


  • Development Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

  • Education Program Volunteer, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

  • Special Programs Researcher, National Gallery of Canada Foundation, Ottawa, Canada

  • Art Research Consultant, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs & Canadian Museums Association, posting in Sydney, Australia (Project: Exhibitions as Contested Sites)

  • Rare Books Library Research Assistant, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  • Contributing Editor, Orientations: Transcultural Perspectives on Asia, Montreal, Canada

  • Curatorial Assistant, Newfoundland Museum, Newfoundland, Canada

  • Research Assistant to Professor of Humanities, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  • Reporter, McGill Tribune, Montreal, Canada

  • Youth Program, Conversation Corps, Newfoundland, Canada



  • Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Writing, University of Sydney, Australia

  • Honours Bachelor of Arts, Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University, Canada

  • Languages: French (fluent written and spoken)