work history

Education

BA (Philosophy)

Sep 1, 2000 - Apr 30, 2005

University of Calgary
• Graduated “with distinction”
• Co-published art history article
• Dinos varsity track and field medal winner
• Jimmy Condon Athletic Scholarships
• Academic/Athletic All-Canadian

MA (Philosophy)

Sep 1, 2006 - Apr 30, 2009

Concordia University (Montreal, QC)
• $17,500 SSHRC research grant
• Student Communications Coordinator
• Researched multiculturalism, empathy, and perspective taking

JD (Law)

Sep 1, 2010 - June 4, 2013

University of Alberta
• Ran a criminal trial for a principal
• Bears varsity track and field athlete
• Negotiation competition participant
• Client counseling competition participant

Employment

Environmental Regulatory Analyst

Sep 1, 2005 - Dec 30, 2005

Canadian Pacific Railway (Calgary, AB)
• Provided input on environmental assessment for right-of-way construction
• Compiled a winning submission for an Environmental And Safety award
• Reported on sustainable disposal options of railway material

IT Technician

Jan 1, 2006 - Aug 30, 2006

Emerson Process Management (Oil/Gas) (Calgary, AB)
• Prioritized high volume IT support calls, emails and walk-ins while maintaining good rapport with clients
• Created technology education sheets and how-to’s for 400 employees
• Suggested implementation stratagies for new technology
• Improved and implemented new hire computer allocation procedures

Teaching assistant

Sep 1, 2006 - Dec 30, 2006

Concordia University (Montreal, QC) (Sep 2006 – Jan 2007)
• Teaching labs, developing lesson plans, marking exams
• Grading essays for Deductive Logic and Existentialism

Data Management Clerk

Jun 1, 2010 - Aug 30, 2010

Calgary Legal Guidance (Calgary, AB)
• Providing legal information and resources to the public
• Identifying needs and developing data systems for client programs

Summer Law/ICT Student

Jun 1, 2011 - Aug 30, 2011

Calgary Legal Guidance (Calgary, AB)
• Legal research for clients charged with various criminal offences
• Developing best practices for IT security in the legal profession
• Researching and creating relevant videoconferencing procedures

Camp Group Leader

Jul 1 2011 - Aug 30 2011

Mini University (Calgary, AB)
• Creating an effective petagogical environment centered around fun

Summer Law Student

May 1, 2012 - Aug 30, 2012

Valerie Danielson Law (Crowsnest Pass, AB)
• Legal research for family law matters and dependant adult matters
• Interviewing clients and preparing affidavits together with clients
• Synthesizing facts and law in building legal arguments for clients

Jr Controls Technologist

May 21, 2013 - September 1, 2013

Kilowatts Design Company Inc.

Volunteer

Communications Coordinator

Sep 1, 2008 - Apr 30, 2009

Students’ Association, Concordia University (Montreal, QC) (2008-2009)
• Lead ratification of student bylaws: drafting, organizing group review process, and seeking legal advice
• Developed and administered online student election
• Facilitated planning and teamwork for academic conferences
• Created efficent online conference submittion review system

Outreach Volunteer

Jun 1, 2009 - Sep 1, 2010

Calgary Legal Guidance (Calgary, AB)
• Analysing and managing data for access to identification advocacy
• Administering clinics for affidavit identification
• Recommending technological solutions for better clinic efficency

Crisis Line Volunteer

Nov 1, 2009 - Sep 1, 2010

Distress Centre Calgary (Calgary, AB)
• Providing support, crisis intervention, information and referrals to callers

Technology Volunteer

Feb 1, 2010 - Aug 30, 2010

Children’s Legal & Educational Resource Centre (Calgary, AB)
• Legal education website planning committee member
• Created database for tracking client and volunteer information

Criminal Project Volunteer

Sep 1, 2010 - Apr 1, 2011

Student Legal Services (Edmonton, AB)
• Ran a criminal trial for a principal
• Interviewing clients

Outreach Volunteer

Sep 1, 2011 - Dec 30, 2012

Student Legal Services (Edmonton, AB)
• Providing legal information to the public

Other

Track and field silver medal

Aug 1, 2000

National Junior Track and Field Championships
• won second place in the 800m

Varsity track and field athlete

Sep 1, 2000 - Aug 30, 2003

Varsity track and field athlete for University of Calgary
Won various races and championships
Trained approximately 15-20 hours per week

Track and field gold medal

Mar 1, 2001

Canada West Universities Championships
• won first place in the 600m at the Canada West Universities Athletic Association track and field Championships

Track and field gold medal

Aug 1, 2003

Western Canada Summer Games
• won first place in the 800m

Varsity track and field athlete

Sep 1, 2003 - May 1, 2004

Varsity track and field athlete for University of British Columbia
Trained approximately 10-15 hours per week

Eastern USA

Apr 20, 2007 - Apr 30, 2007

Self-guided museum tour in New York, Philadelphia, Toronto

Europe Museum Tour

May 14, 2007 - May 30, 2007

2 week self-guided European fine art museums tour

France French Immersion

Jun 1, 2007 - Jun 30, 2007

four week french immersion course in Bordeaux, France

Quebec Immersion Program

Jul 23, 2007 - Aug 30, 2007

Chicoutimi, QC
five-week intensive French-immersion course living with Quebec family

Quebec Immersion Program

May 01, 2009 - Jun 07, 2009

Chicoutimi, QC
five-week intensive French-immersion course

Silver medal team

Jul 1, 2011

Sinister 7 Trail Race
Our six person team won second place over-all (first place for mixed sex teams) at the Sinister 7 Trail Race (148km relay race) in Crowsnest Pass, AB.

Varsity track and field athlete

Sep 1, 2012 - May 1, 2013

Varsity track and field athlete for University of Alberta
Trained approximately 15 hours per week