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I’ve had an eclectic professional career that has helped shape much of my writing. I spent ten years working in policy and research in various levels of government, though a healthy dose of it was spent in local governance structures, and in 2001 I graduated with a Master in Public Administration. The work was interesting but I always knew something was missing in the analysis. That is when I began to cultivate my interest in the interconnectedness between people and the spaces where they live, work, play and die.
Much of my writing is a direct result of that curiosity. My focus and interests include global culture and development, the environment, travel, food, cities and global citizenship.
Some of my early writing and public speaking led me back into the classroom, this time, for seven years as an adjunct professor teaching in the social sciences (courses in public administration and women and politics) and arts and humanities (where I took my practical experience as an award-winning writer and columnist to the classroom). I have now stepped back from my teaching commitments to research and write widely on those curiosities that inspired me all those years ago.
As a playwright, I find the creative process and the power of the stage a better fit for many of the same issues I explore in my freelance writing.
Along the way I also trained as a chef. So it makes sense that over the years my interests have expanded to include the now present concerns on the personal and political issues of food.
I now split my time between Canada and the UK working (I hold dual citizenship) and exploring many of these issues on both sides of the Atlantic, and, of course, travelling to as many cities as I can along the way.