Hi! I’m Alison and I am a UBC 2016 graduate with a B.Sc. majoring in Psychology. Over the past two years, I have been working as the manager at a UBC social psychology lab, while also working to pursue a Master of Journalism from UBC. I will be applying to the program for September 2018 admission, as I would like to continue my education and establish myself as a professional journalist.
This past year I have been working to build up my professional writing portfolio to include in my graduate school application and to help me transition from working in research to journalism. I have written a few pieces for UBC’s student newspaper, The Ubyssey, on a diverse range of topics to gain experience writing for a news publication. Even in the few pieces I have written so far, I have been able to talk to researchers from a range of backgrounds and I have enjoyed the aspect of being able to learn something new every time. With the combined experience of my undergraduate degree and my time working in the lab, I am most comfortable writing articles on research in the fields of health an psychology, although I have also written several pieces on sustainable engineering projects.
A list of my published writing can be found on my resume and please don’t hesitate to contact me using the contact form provided!