As a community-based researcher and narrative-construction worker, An embeds herself in organizations and considers curiosity her greatest asset. She practices active listening, inclusivity, and respect for voice in documenting stories of how organizations and communities grow.
An is a communications specialist with a flair for the narrative in public relations, place-making, and sustainable community development. Her masters-level research and training qualify her with useful skills in the strategic inquiry that she brings to capture all kinds of stories for diverse organizations. Her extensive background in marketing communications, arts administration, and video documentary production is enhanced by her knowledge of cultural and organizational sustainability. She excels in collaborative environments that demand adaptability and critical thinking in planning, implementation, and dissemination of institutional values and voice.
Most recently, An had the pleasure of working with The Dennis Group for various clients: on strategic communications and media relations for capital campaigns such as the Northumberland Hospice Care Centre; and on grant strategy and writing for The Canadian Canoe Museum. She enjoyed being on the team as a researcher collecting data and conducting interviews and focus groups for projects with The Trent Centre for Aging & Society. She teaches Environment & Communication for the School of the Environment and Market and Managerial Research for the School of Business at Trent University.
Strategic Communications frame the broader picture while executing on the daily details – enabling smooth internal operations while getting the messages out – connecting back to organizational mission and objectives.
Case for Support
Internal/External Communications Planning
and Theatrical Production:
Production, Stage Management
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