I love making sense of things. My specialty is science and environment stories, from E. coli and isotopes to carbon offsets and killer whales. As a general assignment news reporter, I’ve also covered kidnappings, earthquakes, and won a RTDNA award for my live reports from the Stanley Cup Riot.
A more recent interest is the (in flux) intersection between mainstream media and social media. I play and work in this world, and my interest in it ramped up when I was part of the team starting the Your Story project, a pilot for citizen journalism at CBC.
Before I became a storyteller, I thought I was going to be a scientist. I graduated from UBC with an Honours Degree in Biology after pipetting stickleback DNA, counting kelp, and watching fish mating dances.
I’m still curious about things that many journalists hate, including animal carcasses and math.