During my undergraduate degree in literature and history at UBC, I learned that those who are in power control the dominant narrative, therefore the role of the historian is to expose the voices that have been silenced by those narratives. I believe that journalism has the opportunity to prevent these silences and educate citizens by providing them with a well-rounded stories. Both historians and journalists need to balance dominant narratives with the stories of minorities.
Ultimately, my career goal is to produce podcasts and videos that reach millions of individuals and educate them on topics they wouldn’t have normally known about. I also want to produce long form documentaries so I can reach younger audiences who don’t engage with more classic forms of news media. As we’ve seen in the 2016 American election, social media is a major way people are consuming information, so I’d like to continue to produce social media videos that can be easily consumed while scrolling through your feed.