I am a passionate multi-disciplinary professional with a keen eye for detail, excellent communication skills, and an optimistic outlook on life. Upon graduation in June 2017, I would like to look into future opportunities in marketing and advertising, travel writing, graphic design, social media administration, and website development as I am very interested in the non-profit sector, arts and culture sector, consulting, or working with a destination marketing organization.
Presently, I am enrolled in the Events and Conventions Management Diploma at Thompson Rivers University, where I am also working towards a Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree with a general concentration. In August 2015, I studied for one year at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands to earn a double degree, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Tourism Management and Consultancy. It was in Amsterdam, that I completed my undergraduate thesis research on a subject very dear to my heart, street art. From February to June 2016, I independently researched, interviewed, documented, and orally defended my work about mapping the street art culture of the capital city of The Netherlands.
Overall, I can be described as a creative person, as I have pursued a career as an artist since I was a child. By the age of twenty, I was selling my artwork and artisan wares in expos, markets, and art galleries. In addition, I have taught numerous workshops on a variety of topics, including journaling, painting, and writing poetry. All of these experiences have led me to love what goes on behind the scenes at an event; and now I am enthralled in the vast world of tourism. In my free time, I can be found hiking, cycling, paddle boarding, yoga, travelling, attending art exhibitions, drinking craft beer, and reading books.