Professional Experience

Thompson Rivers University – Kamloops BC

Coordinator – Centre for Student Engagement And Learning Innovation  2013 – Present IMG_2096

My job at the Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation began as an Orientation Coordinator. In a nutshell, my responsibilities included coordinating orientation for the fall and winter, and working with a group of students called Engagement Ambassadors. Since 2013, my role has shifted considerably, as has my title. For simplicity’s sake, I usually refer to my position as “coordinator” because at the core of my work, that’s what I do – I coordinate things. Some of my current duties include web design, ePortfolio development, learning outcomes, Engagement Ambassador program coordination, continuing education coordinator,  PACE program coordinator, and “odd-jobs” coordinator :).

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Thompson Rivers University – Kamloops BC

Engagement and Retention Co-op Student Coordinator 2012IMG_5896

My formal work at Thompson Rivers University began when I was in my final year as an undergrad student. I was lucky enough to land this job, which involved the planning and implementation of Fall Orientation 2012. I worked with two other awesome co-op students. Together we planned an orientation event that saw over 1300 students participate in an official welcome from the university, a barbecue and resource fair, games, a DJ and lots of prizes and free giveaways. Throughout the experience, we got to participate in conferences, meetings and the occasional photo shoot. We were challenged to come up with innovative ideas for ways we could improve the experience of TRU for new students, and I loved every minute of it.

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Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) Library

Summer Reading Club Project Coordinator 2011Image courtesy of:

This was my first job as a co-op student. I got to work at the North Kamloops Public Library organizing the Summer Reading Club, which is a fun, free reading club for children to participate in during the summer months. Each child who participated received a free reading weekly reading record, weekly stickers for reading achievement, and resources and activities they could take home or do at the library. One of my favourite parts of this job was spreading my own love of reading onto children in the Kamloops region, and connecting with those children who already loved to read. My duties included planning and implementing weekly activities, tracking and verifying participant progress, and library duties such as re-shelving books.

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