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CLIENTS & EXPERIENCE

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, TALENT LIAISON

44th Season, 2019

Overseeing 100+ film screenings for the 44th annual film festival attracting 500,000 people annually; liaise with talent’s team to facilitate entourage movement, tech checks, camera calls, as well as opening remarks and Q&A segments.

EDUCATOR, ARTS EXPRESS

January 2019 - Current

Delivering enrichment programs for over 5000 students from kindergarten to grade 8. Workshops include :

  • Empathy & Literacy: storytelling of Canadian human rights advocate, Viola Desmond

  • Empowerment & Movement: through dance, explore body language 

  • Tackle Bullying: using drama exercises to encourage empathy; critique conflict resolution

JABERI DANCE THEATER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS - SECRETARY

2018 - current

Contemporary and interdisciplinary performing arts company supporting the research, creation and presentation of socially and politically relevant content, highlighting the stories of racialized women; reviewing production costs and recruitment; reporting to quarterly meetings for updates and concerns;

BALLET STUDIO-EXTENSION ROOM, PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

2018 - 2019

Home to over 15 professional dancers performing from Cirque Du Soleil and Opera Atelier; Serviced over 2000 clients by managing the schedule of 30+ weekly classes, as well as audition calls for Netflix productions, and promo shoots for Dance Collection Danse for the “Encore! Dance Hall of Fame"

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, SUN LIFE FINANCIAL - DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

2016 – 2018

Producing the first town hall for the Sponsored Markets division addressing unconscious bias and microaggressions in the workplace. Facilitating “Empathy & Client Advocacy” - creating high engagement workshops exploring the elements of an effective apology, a first of its kind for the organization


-received a 99% approval rating from participants on the effectiveness of training material

COMMUNICATION LIAISON, SUN LIFE FINANCIAL - WEALTH SUMMIT

2015 - 2016

Supported 3 Regional Vice Presidents and 100+ employees in Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec and British Columbia; Managed setup of the first Vancouver Sales office; hosted 16 sales conferences across Canada for over 1600 guests; scouted talent, created show flow and powerpoint presentations; wrote scripts for all presenters; coordinated rehearsals; liaised with venue staff; media training and speech preparation

TEACHING ASSISTANT, YORK UNIVERSITY-FACULTY OF HEALTH

2013 - 2015

Teaching assistant for two third year courses with 200+ students per term; analyzing curriculum and providing instructor feedback; marked over 1000 essay assignments per term; Examine health equity issues in Canada. Examines issues; elements and concepts of integrated health services; study the social-political-economic impact; study factors that promote integration and barriers to achieving integration Courses include: 


2013-2015 - “Poverty & Health in Canada: Current Evidence and Policy Responses” (HH 3510) 

2013 - 2015 - Integrated Health Systems in Canada (HH 3230) 

2013-2014 - Health Policy II: Analyzing Processes of Power and Politics (HH 3120) 

EVENT COORDINATOR, INTUIT CANADA "ALL HANDS" TEAM BUILDING EVENT

2010 - 2011

Organized All Hands marketing event for 80 employees using experimental entertainment to encourage team building; performance indicators included:

    • audience engagement increased to 140%, 

    • positive reviews increased by 9%; 

    • cost savings reduced event expenses by $26,000 

    • developed an incentive program for frontline client support staff increasing revenue by 8%

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

2005 - 2009

2017

2019

2018 - Current