Recent Work Experience

 
 
 
 
 
May 2019 – Present
Edmonton, AB

Research Assistant

University of Alberta

In experimental psycholinguistics, researching individual differences & extra-linguistic information in language comprehension. For Dr. Juhani Järvikivi.
 
 
 
 
 
January 2019 – April 2019
Edmonton, AB

Course Instructor

University of Alberta

Taught a large session of LING 101, Introduction to Linguistic Analysis, with full marking and grading responsibilities.
 
 
 
 
 
June 2018 – November 2018
Edmonton, AB

Public Service Intern

Government of Alberta

Responsibilities included:

  • Data analysis
  • Journalistic writing
  • Photography
 
 
 
 
 
January 2018 – June 2018
Edmonton, AB

Communications and Engagement Intern

City of Edmonton

Responsibilities included:

  • Research
  • Data analysis
  • Report writing and journalistic writing

Recent Volunteering

 
 
 
 
 
January 2019 – Present
Edmonton, AB

Vice-Chair

Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board

  • I assist in running our monthly board meetings, planning the agenda, and selecting the Topics of the Night.
  • Chairing the Transit & Communications subcommittee, planning meetings, gathering information, and preparing presentation to City Council.
  • Continuing with general member duties, such as contributing research and giving feedback on presentations.
 
 
 
 
 
August 2017 – June 2018
Edmonton, AB

Board Member

Paths for People

  • Managed the organization’s facebook (>1,400 page likes) and twitter (>1,800 followers) pages together with the Executive Director(s), sharing relevant news and social content and increasing social reach and engagement.
  • Facilitated roundtable/world cafe discussions at A City for Life, an urbanism conference with >30 invited guests from City Administration, media, and City Council.
  • Assisted in event planning, e.g. by identifying speakers and providing outreach and advertising on social media channels, and by providing photography at events.
 
 
 
 
 
May 2017 – January 2019
Edmonton, AB

Board Member

Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board

  • Co-chaired the First/Last KM subcommittee, aggregating research from members and reporting to UPC of City Council.
  • Chaired the Transit Innovation subcommittee (Sep 2017 - Jun 2018), organizing meetings and agendas, and presenting outcomes to the board.
  • Contributed to various other subcommittee and report work, such as Transit & Tourism and Autonomous Vehicles.
  • Worked with City of Edmonton Communications & Engagement to craft ETSAB recruitment tweets.
  • Provided feedback on presentations by private or public stakeholders.

Recent & Upcoming Presentations and Talks

We report on initial findings from a pupillometry study that investigated the influence of two extra-linguistic variables, namely …

Guest lecture in LING 101 (Introduction to Linguistic Analysis) on how the comprehension of meaning and structure is influenced by …

Our results suggest that extra-linguistic variables pertaining to the listener’s identity influence language processing.

Materials

We’re doing a TF-IDF analysis of Friends!

We’re doing a sentiment analysis of Friends!

We’re looking at the most frequent words in Friends!

Urbanism

I participated in a panel discussion on bike share operations, equity, and benefits. Time for #Bikeshare: Come Demand #YEG Gets in Gear Get yourself to @StationOnJasper on Dec 5. for an expert panel with @mattworona @tylergolly and @isabellhubert. Add your voice. No more stalling. Sponsored by @DBAyeg @oldstrathcona #yegbike #yegwalk #yegtransit 🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲 pic.twitter.com/K6AyNMQxzU — Tim Querengesser (@timquerengesser) November 22, 2018 Panel discussion on bike share tonight. Say already 3 companies have come to #yegcc saying: “We can deliver this for free.

I participated in a radio panel on bike share programs, with Kieran Ryan and Tim Querengesser.