The Year in Pandemic

A Little between the lines of my resume

Lockdown has meant a lot of things to a lot of people, almost all of it bad. I have my health and a home to be safe in but my plans for graduate studies have been put on pause. I have largely relied on contract work over the past year, from analysis to web design to tech writing. Adapting has been hard and planning for the future during this universal downtime is doubly difficult with so many of the traditional ‘gap year’ options out of the picture.

So, what have I been up to beyond that? I’ve been volunteering more with one of my favorite organizations the Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada, coordinating a blog series on Canada’s proposed Feminist Foreign Policy and contributing to the team that edited and coordinated the annual publication examining Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

I’m taking courses online, specifically a MicroMasters in International Law from UCLouvain on the EdX platform. I won’t likely ever ensure someone follows the law but maybe someday I can contribute to writing them.

I am always looking for opportunities to submit essays and articles for writing, having submitted several for consideration this spring. Fingers crossed for some success to link at the bottom here soon.