I come from a family of storytellers who like to stretch the truth. My dad always says, 'Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.' So my primary rebellion as a youth was to enter into the field of journalism.
My first reporting job was as an intern at the Burlington Free Press, the local paper in my hometown. I then attended McGill University, where I wrote further journalism for entertainment sites like Montreal Rampage and also wrote and performed my creative work in the city of Montreal. Upon graduation, I received the Peterson Memorial Prize for my creative writing.
While at university, I also began working with CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal. I both hosted Radio Is Dead and produced feature culture pieces. In 2018, in collaboration with eLearning Inside, I also produced a seven-episode investigative podcast, Code Burst. The series looks into a coding bootcamp, Mined Minds, that sought to retrain out-of-work coal miners in Appalachia. This reporting has been taken up by subsequent outlets that covered the story, including The New York Times and PostIndustrial.
I began covering edtech for eLearning Inside in 2017 and continue to work as the site's editor. Besides Code Burst, I have reported widely on AI in education, MOOCs, learning management systems, coding bootcamps, academic publishers, OER, and more.
For the past year+ I have been working with DJ Disciple, a Brooklyn-based house music artist, on a non-fiction book about his work and his community. The book uses house music as a way to gain a new understanding of topics like gentrification, broken windows policing, social institutions like public housing, the independent music industry, the international club scene, and Rudy Giuliani. We are currently working to get this book published.