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 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
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 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
2017 Shortlist, Directors' Lab - Canadian Film Centre (CFC)
2016/2018 - 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

2017 Lights Camera Africa Film Festival (Screening & Featured Filmmaker) | Lagos, Nigeria
2017 CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival and Film LABS | Accra, Ghana
2017 UN Women 61st Commission on the Status of Women | UN Headquarters, New York, NY
2016 AWID Intl. Forum on Women’s Rights and Development | Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
2015 Zanzibar International Film Festival | Zanzibar, Tanzania
2014 Women of the World Festival (Southbank Centre) | London, UK
2013 Sierra Leone International Film Festival | Freetown, Sierra Leone
2010 Regent Park Film Festival | Toronto, ON 

SELECT EDITORIAL WORK 

Deliberate (Print - Forthcoming Anthology) | Contributing Writer, 2019
Charting Imperial Itineraries (Print - Anthology, UBC Press | Contributing Writer, 2019
Artist Profiles x Feminist Newflashes (Print, Shameless Magazine) | Contributing Writer 2014 - Present
The Arrivals Project (Print, The Toronto Star) | Guest Editor, 2012
Truth Perceived (Print - Anthology, McGraw-Hill Ryerson) | Contributing Writer, 2012

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