Global Journalism Innovation Lab welcomes four new research assistants

An undergraduate student and three graduate students have joined the Global Journalism Innovation Lab as research assistants, working on the Journalism Innovation theme. Each of them brings a unique set of skills, experiences, and passions to the project

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Zachary Andrade is a third-year Honours English student at the University of British Columbia. He is interested in arts and culture within journalism, and has written album reviews for Discorder Magazine. Previously, he served as the editor-in-chief of the Steveston-London Secondary Press.  He will be leading an external communication strategy for the GJIL, which aims to share profile spotlights of our active research partners. His role is funded by UBC’s Arts University Research Award (AURA) established to enhance the student research efforts in the Faculty of Arts. The overall aim is to enhance student experience and training at the same time as fostering research culture and activity within the Faculty of Arts.

Graduate Research Assistants

Chaimae Chouiekh is a Moroccan journalist. She is entering the second year of her Master of Journalism at the University of British Columbia, and has a bachelor’s in finance and mathematics. In her reporting, she focuses on topics related to marginalized communities, international politics, and social justice. Her work reflects a dedication to amplifying underrepresented voices. She’s a polyglot who lives to connect with diverse audiences.

Sandrine Jacquot is a writer and editor entering the second year of her Master of Journalism at the University of British Columbia. She has a B.A. Hons in Global Development Studies and English Language and Literature, and a Certificate in Law from Queen’s University. Sandrine covers a range of topics including global and social issues, environment and climate change, and culture.

Marisa Sittheeamorn is currently a graduate intern with The Conversation and a research assistant at the Global Journalism Innovation Lab. She is entering the second year of her Master of Journalism at the University of British Columbia and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Rhetoric from Bates College in the United States. Marisa brings over five years of experience from the media and international development sector and most recently worked at UN Women and the World Health Organization. She is passionate about gender equality, social justice, and public health. Her recent journalism appears in Canada’s National Observer, The Georgia Straight, The Thunderbird, and The Conversation’s Don’t Call Me Resilient podcast. 

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