RELATED EDUCATION

M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies | York University | 2012 - 2015
Focus: Cultural Production; Gender, Feminist & Women's Studies; Diaspora & Transnationalism 

BJourn (Bachelor of Journalism) | Ryerson University | 2006 - 2010
Focus: Broadcasting - Radio & Television, Minor in Political Science

SELECT HONOURS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

2019 Featured Filmmaker - Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) x RBC Women in Film Content Series
2019 Juror, Skills & Career Development Grant - Ontario Arts Council
2019 Recipient, Music Video Production (MVP) Project Grant - RBCxMusic & The Prism Prize
2019 Recipient, Professional Development for Artists Grant - Canada Council for the Arts
2018 Recipient, Skills and Career Development Grant - Ontario Arts Council
2018 Board Member & Programming Committee - Breakthroughs Film Festival (Ongoing)
2018 Cinematography Internship with DOP Bradford Young on the set of WHEN THEY SEE US (Netflix, 2019)
2018 Shortlist, Development Track - Sundance Institute
2018 Recipient, Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch Program Grant - Feature Drama: THIS PLACE
2017 Participant, Emerging 20 (E20) Program - Reelworld Film Festival
2017 Featured Filmmaker for Asian Heritage Month - Reelworld Film Festival
2017 Programming Committee - Regent Park Film Festival
2017 Jury Member, Canadian Screen Awards - Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
2017 Shortlist, Apprenticeship for Women Directors - Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
2016-18 Board Member - The Artists Mentoring Youth (AMY) Project
2016 Recipient, UN Women Yvonne M. Hebert Award - UN Women 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
2016 Juror, National & International Touring Grant - Ontario Arts Council (OAC)
2016 Featured Filmmaker, AWID Forum: Co-Creating Feminist Futures  - Association for Women's Rights in Development
2016 Featured Influencer & Speaker - Influencers of Tomorrow Summit (IOTS)
2015 Special Jury Prize - Zanzibar International Film Festival
2015 Fellow, Workshop for Diverse Creators - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
2015 Social Justice All-Star Honoree - THIS Magazine
2014 Grantee, Film Programming - ArtReach Toronto
2012 Fellow, Doc Accelerator Program - HotDocs Canadian International Documentary Festival

SELECT FILM PRESENTATIONS

2019 Black Femme Supremacy Fest - Official Selection: Sad Girls Club (Short Film), #MissAmerica (Music Video) | Baltimore, MD
2019 Featured Panelist, Idea to Film Panel: This Place - TIFF Next Wave Festival
2017 Lights Camera Africa Film Festival - Featured Filmmaker; Nigerian Premiere: Shadeism: Digging Deeper | Lagos, Nigeria
2017 CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival and Film LABS - African Premiere: Shadeism: Digging Deeper | Accra, Ghana
2017 UN Women 61st Commission on the Status of Women | UN Headquarters, New York, NY
2016 AWID International Forum - South American Premiere: Shadeism: Digging Deeper | Bahia, Brazil
2015 Zanzibar International Film Festival - World Premiere: Official Selection: Shadeism: Digging Deeper | Zanzibar, Tanzania
2014 Women of the World Festival (Southbank Centre) - European Premiere: Shadeism (Short Doc) | London, UK
2013 Sierra Leone International Film Festival - African Premiere: Shadeism (Shor Doc) | Freetown, Sierra Leone
2010 Regent Park Film Festival - World Premiere: Shadeism (Short Doc) | Toronto, ON 

SELECT EDITORIAL WORK 

Deliberate (Print - Forthcoming Anthology) | Contributing Writer, 2019
Charting Imperial Itineraries (Print - Anthology, UBC Press | Contributing Writer, 2019
The Arrivals Project (Print, The Toronto Star) | Guest Editor, 2012
Truth Perceived (Print - Anthology, McGraw-Hill Ryerson) | Contributing Writer, 2012

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