I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto in 2010, obtaining a honours B.A. as a joint specialist in History and Political Science, and a minor in English. I studied at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, class of 2012, specializing as an education reporter.
I have also worked for the Ontario government on several occasions, which has fostered my interest in public health and journalism. I interned at the Ministry of Education for three years, and then worked full-time at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. After graduating from Columbia, I worked at Public Health Ontario, a scientific and health agency of the Ontario government. I learned a lot about public health and governance over the years and plan to bring together my passion for journalism and public health.
I am interested in public health, city hall politics, urban affairs, media, and social inequities. I love reading, writing, photography (I’m slowly learning to get better), and my sisters. I hate pigeons. A lot. Fun fact: I am a triplet.
I lived in Harlem, New York for a year and reported for GothamSchools, an online news website that covers education in the city, after graduating. I moved back to Toronto and currently live in the High Park – Bloor West neighbourhood, which is – clearly not a biased opinion – the best neighbourhood in the city.
Please feel free to contact me at rosemarie.dsouza [at] gmail.com.