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I am a journalist, writer and editor based in Calgary, Alberta. My reporting has garnered multiple national awards and nominations, including a National Newspaper Award in long feature writing for a story about my experience as a young widow.

I specialize in writing about health, medicine and social issues. My true love is feature writing, particularly about people who are often overlooked. In over 20 years as a journalist, I’ve written stories about addiction, bereavement and refugee health; firearm violence, safe consumption sites and medical assistance in dying. On the lighter side, I write about things like skiing and traveling and my favourite hairstylist.

My work has twice appeared on Sports Illustrated’s annual list of the best stories of the year (Media Circus: The Best Journalism of 2016, Media Circus: The Best Journalism of 2017).

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I received my Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University (with combined Honours in History) and a Master’s of Arts (International History) from the London School of Economics.

The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Avenue, Alberta Views, FASHION, Swerve, Calgary Herald, National Post, General Surgery News, People Magazine, Huff Post (US and Canada)

  • Gold, Long Feature Writing, Alberta Magazine Awards, 2019
  • Gold, Service Journalism (Medicine or Business), Alberta Magazine Awards, 2019
  • Best Feature Article, Professional Writers Association of Canada, 2018
  • Silver, Public Issues Reporting, International Regional Magazine Association, 2018
  • Bronze, Magazine Writer of the Year, International Regional Magazine Association, 2018
  • Gold, Long Feature Writing, Alberta Magazine Awards, 2018

  • Gold, Service Journalism (Medicine or Business), Alberta Magazine Awards, 2018
  • Best Long Feature Writing, National Newspaper Award, 2017
  • Finalist, National Magazine Awards, Service Journalism, 2017
  • Gold, Personal Essay, Digital Publishing Award, 2017
  • Gold, Personal Essay, Alberta Magazine Awards, 2017
  • Silver, Service Journalism (Medicine or Business), Alberta Magazine Awards, 2016