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Full-Cycle Recruitment Specialist, M.Sc.


     My education and experience have taught me the ability to assess complex policy information and identify key issues, and to think strategically. I also have numerous years’ experience with research and analytic endeavors, project planning, and editing. I am able to utilize both qualitative and quantitative analysis in support of policy or program development and have a strong sense of current global issues, political trends and events impacting Canada both internally and globally. Diplomatic and tactful in any circumstance, I take pride in the professional and polished presentation of both myself and my work.    


Report and Essay Writing
Flexibility & Adaptibility
Qualitative & Quantitative Research
Professionalism & Dependability


Sep 2013Aug 2014

M.Sc. Nationalism Studies, First Class Honours

The University of Edinburgh
  • First Class Honours, Winner of the Award for the Best Performance in Sociology by a Graduate Student. 
  • Department of Sociology 
  • Degree included: Human Rights, Global Politics, and International Law; Culture and Power: The Anthropology of Political Processes; Comparative Perspectives in Nationalism Studies; Genocide & Ethnic Conflict; and The Global Politics of Sex and Gender

Sep 2009Apr 2013

B.A. Hons. Psychology, minors in History & Gender Studies

  • Degree-specific G.P.A.: 4.09, overall G.P.A.: 4.06 (graduated summa cum laude)
  • Honours Thesis specialized in statistical, empirically-based Social Psychology
Apr 2015Jun 2015

Intermediate French (Certificate)



Apr 2015Present

Talent Sourcing & Full-Cycle Recruitment Specialist

Cansel & Subsidiaries | Vancouver, B.C. & Montreal, Q.C.
  • Sourcing, researching, and securing the best individuals
  • Specializing in Engineering and Diversity Recruitment across Canada
  • Excellent performance metrics with a response rate 25%+ above industry average and a 45% acceptance rate for cold-calling passive candidates, attributable to sufficient and solid pre-research
  • Conducting Behavioural Interviews, coordinating psychological testing tools, and providing support to Hiring Managers before, during, and after the interview process
Sep 2013Feb 2016

Owner & Chief Editor

POE Editing Services | Vancouver, B.C. & Edinburgh, UK
  • Demonstrates impeccable command of written English, self-motivation, organization, and the ability to display diplomacy, integrity and commitment
  • Developed the ability to handle tight deadlines and significant pressure while delivering highest-caliber client services
  • See the website here
Sep 2012Sep 2013

Research & Teaching Assistant (History, Political Science, & Gender Studies Departments) | Contract Term

TWU | Langley, B.C.
  • Research Assistant to Dr. R. R. Healey, Professor of History, Gender Studies, and Co-director of the Centre for Equity and Global Engagement
  • Experience researching, analyzing and interpreting information from multiple sources and synthesizing the collected information into reports
  • Required balance in being able to remain unbiased, develop effective interpersonal relationships, multitask, organize and prioritize work, meet deadlines, and display good judgment
Jun 2009Aug 2013

Customer Service, Data-Entry & Logistics Facilitator

VersaCold | Abbotsford, B.C.
  • Performed detailed, rapid data entry, acted as a front-desk client care liaison, and addressed all customer concerns for 30-50 accounts. Summer position only
  • Demonstrates history of producing accurate, timely results while meeting stringent guidelines in a high-pace environment and experience working with numerical data, computerized information, and database systems


  • TCPS 2: CORE (Course on Research Ethics): Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans | Tri-Council of Canada (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC), 2012 (non-expiring)
  • Occupational First Aid, Level 1 | WorkSafeBC | Valid until April 2019


Sep 2015Present

Board Member, Vancouver Chapter

Soroptimist International
  • New Member recruitment, focusing on group marketability
Sep 2013Aug 2014

Appointed Post-Graduate Student Representative

The University of Edinburgh
  • Conveyed students' views to high-level University Officials throughout the academic year, participated in forum meetings to advocate for student voices, campaigned for governance policy changes
Sep 2013Aug 2014

Graduate Social Committee Board Member

The University of Edinburgh
  • One of four founding members
  • Events and conference planning (200+ attendees)
  • Experience leading a project where working in a small, dynamic team environment was required, with experience in program policy development and responsibly securing and managing resources (i.e. funding contracts)
May 2013Present


World Vision Canada

Support efforts to reduce child poverty globally

Sep 2011Apr 2013

Founding & Board Member of U.P.S.I.


The Undergraduate Psychology Student Initiative; a national network system related to future career aspirations

Sep 2009Sep 2010

Drop-in Program Volunteer

The 'Great Room'
  • Vancouver-based outreach  program catering to vulnerable women
  • Gained first-hand experience with aboriginal issues and connected with many women identifying themselves as marginalized and economically disadvantaged
  • Crisis management, good judgment, cooperation, and effective interpersonal relationships were vital.