EDUCATION

Degrees & Certificates

2019 - Student Writer / The Writer’s Studio Online (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
2019 - Master of Arts (Candidate) / Socio-Cultural Studies of Health (Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
2014 - Bachelor of Arts / English and Political Science (University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)

Professional & Courses

2019 - Writing Pedagogy Institute (Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen’s University)
2019 - Professional University Teaching and Learning Workshop Series (Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen’s University)
2016 - MATH 215: Introduction to Statistics (Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Academic

Community

PRESENTATIONS & TALKS

 Academic

  • “The Balmoral died… the Regent died…”: Death, rumours, and resistance in Single Room Occupancy hotels of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Conference at the University of Winnipeg, May 29, 2019. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

  • “We’re writing a eulogy”: Beyond the loss of Single Room Occupancy hotels in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Loss: A Symposium at McGill University, May 10, 2019. Montreal, Québec.

  • “In that ‘zact same room”: The everydayness of life and death in the Single Room Occupancy hotels of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside". BC Studies Annual Conference at Thompson Rivers University, May 2, 2019. Kamloops, British Columbia.

  • VOICES (panel discussion), VOICES: A Multimedia Exhibit at the Isabel Bader Centre Art and Media Lab, March 8, 2018. Kingston, Ontario.

  • Public health, the work of the dead, and remaining in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Canadian Association of Geographers – Ontario Division at Queen’s University, October 21, 2017. Kingston, Ontario.

Community

  • “Redressing what?”. 30th Anniversary of Japanese Canadian Redress and 60th Anniversary of The Bulletin / Geppo. Tonari Gumi, December 9, 2018. Vancouver, British Columbia. Published as “My Storie(s)” in The Bulletin/Geppo.

  • Being A Good Neighbour in the Downtown Eastside (panel discussion), Heart of the City Festival: Realms of Refuge. InterUrban Art Gallery, October 21, 2016. Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • “FICTION NON-FICTION” and “They were just kids!”. Yung Nikkei Stories, sponsored by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society. Quadra Village Community Centre, May 14, 2016. Victoria, British Columbia.

  • “The confusion is still there”. Hapa-Palooza: Mixed Voices Raised. Vancouver Public Library, September 24, 2014. Vancouver, British Columbia.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

2019 - Canadian Association of Geographers Student Paper Award (Master’s Level)
2018 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2017 - Health Studies Excellence in Teaching Assistance Award (nominated)
2017 - Christopher Knapper Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching (nominated)
2017 - Queen’s Graduate Scholarship

WORK EXPERIENCE

Teaching

Winter 2019 - Teaching Assistant, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University
HLTH 101 CDS (online): The Social Determinants of Health
HLTH 102: Personal Health and Wellness
Winter 2018 - Teaching Assistant, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University
HLTH 102: Personal Health and Wellness
HLTH 305: Fundamentals of Health Policy
Fall 2017 - Teaching Assistant, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University
HLTH 334: The Politics of Health and Illness

Research

2017-2019 - Research Assistant, The Right to Remain
2017-2018 - Research Assistant, A SHARED Future
2016 - Editorial Assistant, Landscapes of Injustice

Community

2017 - Community Arts Coordinator, Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants (City of Vancouver)
2016-2017 - Program Coordinator, Enterprising Women Making Art (Atira Women’s Resource Society)
2016 - Social Media Consultant (Nikkei Stories)
2014-2015 - Administrative Assistant (Golden Properties Ltd.)

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

2015-2019 - Committee Member (Advocacy and Outreach Committee, Powell Street Festival Society)
2015 - Director of the Board (Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association)