This profile is part of a series in support of Take Our Kids to Work Day on November 3, 2021. Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work Day is the most recognized career exploration event in Canada. With the pandemic continuing to change how students learn, the 27th annual Take Our Kids to Work Day presented by RBC Future Launch will be back with a virtually delivered look at the world of work for Grade 9 students across Canada.
This year’s theme – You Belong Here! – will expose young minds, as they enter their first year of high school, to a wide range of careers reflecting the full diversity of students, interests and the future world of work.
To learn more and register, go to takeourkidstowork.ca.
In high school, I would have been voted most likely to:
move to a big city to pursue my dream of becoming an entertainment broadcast journalist.
The skill I rely on most in my role is:
Creativity, communication and ability to work under tight deadlines
Q: Did your career play out the way you imagined when you were in high school? What changed and what helped you navigate your path?
My career has played out fairly closely to what I'd imagined in high school. I've always loved writing –ever since I wrote my first book at the age of six! – so I knew writing would be a big part of what I do.
When I was in Grade 9, I spent a week job-shadowing at a local newspaper and the CBC newsroom. Both opportunities opened my eyes to what a typical day in the life of a reporter would be like. I was hooked!
Once I got to university, I discovered the field of public relations. After completing my education, I embarked into the world of corporate communications where I've spent the past 18+ years. For me, communications has given me a ton of variety – I get to write, which I love, but I also have the opportunity to plan, strategize and project manage. It's the best of all worlds!