curriculum vitae: overview


2020-2022    Master of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Community Engagement, Social Change, and Equity theme,

                     University of British Columbia, Okanagan, [currently in progress]

June 2020    Bachelor of Arts, Major Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Okanagan

work experience 

Sept 2019 -  Community and Knowledge Mobilizer Work Study, Institute for Community Engaged Research, UBC Okanagan

July 2020

May 2019 - Undergraduate Researcher, Community, Culture, and Global Studies, UBC Okanagan 

Sept 2019

April 2016 - Behaviour Interventionist + Community Support Worker, Okanagan Centre for Autism Intervention + MCFD

Mar 2019

research experience 

May 2019   The Enabled Environment, Co-Investigator, Irving K. Barber Undergraduate Research Award, UBC Okanagan

Mar 2018    Slang Use on UBCO Campus, Research Collaborator, UBC Okanagan

Nov 2017    QR Code Community Based Research, Research Collaborator, UBC Okanagan 

visual + digital research

Apr 2019   The Tutinama: A Digital Art History Project, Contributor, UBC Okanagan

Feb 2019   Amy Levy: Her Relevance, Significance, and Continuing Impact, Co-Author, International Women's Day exhibition,                        UBC Okanagan

Dec 2018  The Shanama: A Digital Art History Project, Contributor, UBC Okanagan

Mar 2018   Because it's there: The Glacial Realities of Mount Everest, World Water Day Poster exhibition, UBC Okanagan

Dec 2018   Brenda Farnell, Linguistic Anthropologist, Page Creator + Contributor, Wikipedia Activism, UBC Okanagan

academic awards + grants 

2021   ICER Community Engaged Research Scholarship

2020   Joseph Armand Bombardier CGSM Award, Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

2020   University of British Columbia Okanagan Graduate Award, UBCO 
2020   Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship, UBCO 
2020   British Columbia Graduate Scholarship, UBCO
2020   Dean’s List, UBCO 
2019   UBCSUO Legacy Fund Recipient, UBCO 
2019   ASU Conference Experience Travel Bursary, UBCO 
2019   Deputy Vice-Chancellor Scholarship, UBCO 
2019   TUUM EST Conference Travel Award, UBCO 
2019   Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Travel Grant, UBCO 
2019   Dean’s List, UBCO 
2019   Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Award 
2017   Irving K. Barber Transfer Scholarship UBCO
2017   Okanagan College Tuition Bursary, Okanagan College 
2017   Dean’s A List, Okanagan College    
2016   Tony Williams Memorial Award, Okanagan College 
2016   Dean’s A List, Okanagan College
2015   Dean’s A List, Okanagan College    
2013   Passport to Education Scholarship 
2013   Alliance Community Development Bursary 

open access publications 

Aug 2020   Knowledge Mobilization: A Resource Guide for Communities, Co-Author, ICER Press, UBC Okanagan [currently in review]

Mar 2020   Bodies in Service: The Culture of Chastity in Evangelical Christianity, That's What We Said Journal, UBC Okanagan   

Dec 2019   The Enabled Environment: A Community Partner Research Report, Co-Author with Dr. Fiona P. McDonald, ICER Press, UBC Okanagan

Mar 2019    Reading Place, Space, and Values through Public Art in the Okanagan, Contributor, ICER Press, UBC Okanagan [currently in review]


Apr 2020   Accessible Libraries for Everyone, Panel Organizer + Presenter, British Columbia Library Association Conference in Richmond, BC [cancelled due to COVID19]


Mar 2020   Bathrooms for Everyone: An Ethnography of Enabled Environments, Presenter, Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference, UBC Vancouver [declined due to COVID19]


Jan 2020   What do you Meme by that?: Using Social Media to Share Your Research, Workshop Facilitator, Institute for Community Engaged Research, UBC Okanagan


Nov 2019   Enabled Environment: Understanding Bathrooms as Sensory Inclusive Public Spaces in the Okanagan, Presenter, AAA/CASCA Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada 


Nov 2019   Community Report and Bill C81:The Accessible Canada Act, Co-Presenter with Dr. Fiona P. McDonald, The Okanagan Regional Library Board, Kelowna, Canada


Sept 2019   Enabled Environment: Navigating Public Bathrooms and Accessibility in the Okanagan, Presenter, Undergraduate Research  Symposium, UBC Okanagan

training + certifications

2021         TCPS 2: CORE Human Ethics Certification

2021         Bias in Peer Review, SSHRC, Government of Canada

2019/20    Graphic Designer, Rebranding Team Lead

2019         Qualtrics Surveying Tools

2015         Behaviour Interventionist, OCAI 

2014         Religious Studies, Capernwray Seminary  

2012         P.A.D.I Open Water S.C.U.B.A Diving Certification

professional + academic affiliations

  • Collaborative and Experimental Ethnography Lab, UBC Okanagan, Graduate Researcher

  • Institute for Community Engaged Research (ICER), UBC Okanagan, Associated Researcher 

  • Canadian Anthropological Society (CASCA), Active Member

  • American Anthropological Association (AAA), Active Member

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