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Wanda OBrien

Phone: +44 07530142954 E-mail: obrien.wanda@gmail.com Flat 3, 7 Cottesloe Mews, SE1 7RU, London

2011 2012 London School of Economics and Political Science (London, England) MSc Media, Communication, and Development 2005 2009 Carleton University, School of Media and Communication (Ottawa, Canada) Bachelor of Journalism: Combined High Honours in Journalism and History

Media and Communications Experience

August 2010 July 2011 Research and Communications Officer Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communication (Nairobi, Kenya) International Development Management Fellowship position with Aga Khan Foundation Canada. Conducted research to inform curriculum development and provided logistical support for the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the School. Guests of Honour included His Highness the Aga Khan and Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga. March 2011 May 2011 Public Relations Coordinator, Editor, and Photographer Gallery Watatu http://gallerywatatu.com (Nairobi, Kenya) Coordinated media presence for the re-launch of a prominent art gallery in East Africa acting as the liaison between the gallery and media outlets. Also coordinated and edited the works of a team of writers, and photographed the artwork of an East African artist for an upcoming exhibition. November 2010 May 2011 Journalism Trainer Kibera News Network http://kiberanewsnetwork.org (Nairobi, Kenya) Taught reporting techniques to citizen journalists from Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya. The journalists report breaking and feature news stories about Kibera shown in the community and on YouTube. December 2009 May 2010 Grant Writer, Logistical Support Carleton Universitys Rwanda Initiative (Toronto, Canada) Compiled information for CIDA and Global Edge Ontario grant applications for a media capacity building project between Canada and Rwanda. October 2009 May 2009 Customer Service Agent and Social Communications Officer Goldline Curling (Toronto, Canada) Updated social media presence through Facebook and Twitter, particularly during the 2010 Olympics. July 2008 June 2009 Administrative Coordinator Womyns Centre, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) Prepared a weekly newsletter to communicate the centres activities to the university campus, in addition to scheduling and running events and campaigns.

Journalism Experience
October 2009 Freelance Reporter

Embassy Newspaper (Ottawa, Canada) Weekly foreign policy newspaper July 2009 August 2009 Reporter & Photographer Carleton Universitys Rwanda Initiative Internship Program Rwanda News Agency www.rnanews.com (Kigali, Rwanda) National newswire January 2009 April 2009 Section Editor, Reporter, Photographer Centretown News, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) Community newspaper February 2009 Television Reporter CTV News (Ottawa, Canada) Community broadcaster September 2008 December 2008 Current Affairs Video Editor, Reporter, Videographer 25th Hour, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) One hour online current affairs show

Volunteer Experience
2005 - 2009 Actress & Co-director The Vagina Monologues Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) 2007 - 2009 Journalism Society Mentor Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) 2006 - 2008 Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) Member Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) 2006 2008 Assistant Head Facilitator & Facilitator Carleton University Orientation Week (Ottawa, Canada) August 2004 Me to We Volunteer Me to We and Toronto Catholic District School Board (Maasai Mara, Kenya)

Awards and Scholarships

2009 Henry Marshall Tory Award, Carleton University Students Association 2009 CHIN/CJLL Radio Scholarship in Journalism, Carleton University 2008 Eva Cray Scholarship, Carleton University Students Association 2006 K. Phyllis Wilson Scholarship in Journalism, Carleton University

Additional Skills and Interests

Editing Skills Photoshop, copy-editing and proof-reading. IT Skills Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), MAC Applications.

Hobbies Personal blog Nairobi Narratives http://wandaswords.wordpress.com Blog featured on the Spotlight On section of Carleton Universitys homepage (January 19 January 26), documentary filmmaking, photography, running half-marathons, and cooking.