HI, I'M JANE
I am a fashion fanatic, coffee lover, spin enthusiast and a stage mom for my golden retriever, Beau. I am a dual-citizen of Canada and the United Kingdom (thanks, Dad), but I was born and raised in Toronto. I grew up playing competitive sports, ultimately falling in love with volleyball and competing at a national level. I started modelling at age 15, and took a gap year after graduating high school to move to Milan and pursue my career in a full-time capacity. I am currently a Psychology & Media Studies student at Queen's University. I’ve just finished a semester abroad at University College Maastricht in The Netherlands, and will be returning to Queen’s for my fourth and final year in September.
WHAT I’M UP TO
This year, I am the Editor in Chief of MUSE Magazine. I am responsible for overseeing the entire publication, and a team of 100+ creative individuals. My role requires me to coordinate with the Business, Creative, Photography, Layout, Online, and Editorial teams in order to grow the magazine, increase engagement and spread our message.
I am continuing to work at Dress to Kill Magazine, focusing my efforts on their digital publication.
I attended North Toronto C.I. for high school. While I was there, I was an active member of the student-run newspaper, Graffiti. In 2015, I was Editor-in-Chief and received a Toronto Star Student Journalism Award for Feature Writing (Long) for my article on student use of fake IDs.
During my time at NT, I was also a participant in the Global Ideas Institute run through the University of Toronto, where myself and my team spent six months attending workshops and lectures to propose a solution to a global problem. I was also a competitive volleyball player was selected as one of the athletes for the Volleyball Canada Centre for Excellence.
I had the opportunity to take a defer my studies to spend a year working and travelling. During my gap year, I moved to Milan, and worked as model with brands such as Vogue Italia, BluGirl, Vivetta, and Moschino.
My ambition and community involvement has continued with me into university. In my freshman year, I joined MUSE Magazine as the frosh rep and, within a month, was promoted to be a Marketing Coordinator. In my second year, I was a member of the creative team, focusing my efforts on the production and styling of the fashion editorials. In my third year, I was Online Director, and responsible for the digital publication of the magazine.
In my second year, I founded and co-chaired Queen's Fashion Industry Network, a community aimed at helping students learn skills and develop networks within the global fashion industry. The organization grew into a twenty-five person executive team and an 80+ membership group of current students and alumni alike.
The summer of 2017, I was the Digital Marketing Intern for a local tea and wellness company called Sahara & Co, where I gained experience in business operations, as well as ran the social media accounts and created all marketing material for the company. Through this job, I also attended trade shows in both Toronto and Las Vegas.
In the summer of 2018, I was hired by Dress to Kill Magazine as an Assistant Editor. DTK allowed me to gain invaluable experience in working within the editorial team. I spent my summer mainly creating, editing, and managing print and online content; coordinating talent; and requesting and managing samples. I also organized the 10th Anniversary celebration in Montreal. Some highlights include: interviewing Manolo Blahnik, assisting on set with Chris Nicholls and Grace Lee, and attending Paris Fashion Week for the F/W19 shows.
In my third year, I attended University College Maastricht in the Netherlands through the bilateral international exchange program. This exchange enabled me to participate in Problem-Based Learning where students work in small groups to solve real world problems. Over the six months I spent abroad, I travelled to 14 different European countries all whilst maintaining an A average (all marks above a 7.5 on the Dutch grading scale).
I have career aspirations to work in the fashion industry, with interests in communications and brand strategy.