Lily Seto asked me to update her professional website to facilitate her current business goals. I refreshed the copy on her Squarespace site and made some key design and navigational changes. I also helped Lily with a LinkedIn profile update and a few other design needs.
I had the chance to work with Sarah Juma, the Co-Founder of Innovate Inclusion, a non-profit that supports underrepresented entrepreneurs. Over about six months, I managed the organization’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts, provided website support, and wrote several blog interviews featuring local BIPOC entrepreneurs. It was a pleasure to help Innovate Inclusion connect and widen its network.
“Valerie helped me update my website and LinkedIn profile and to design a marketing flyer for me and I was delighted with her client-centred focus. I see that I already have had many potential clients viewing my profile. Thank you for your professionalism, Valerie! I am more than happy to recommend you…your suggestions make a lot of practical sense and I appreciate your creativity in the process.“Lily S., Client (June 2020)
In this contribution to The Sustainable Student, the student-run blog from the Sustainable Ambassadors at the University of Guelph Sustainability Office, I share my tips and tricks to reducing organic waste in the kitchen.
I have been a volunteer with children’s programming at the Idea Exchange, the Cambridge Public Library, since 2019. As the COVID-19 lockdown continued, the Volunteer Coordinator asked me to write an article about how the pandemic has affected social media for the first issue of their new “Quaranzine”.
This article, co-authored with Miranda Burton and the ClimateActionWR team, is about the progress of climate emissions reduction in Waterloo Region workplaces. You can also read Part 2 of this series.
In Spring 2020, rare, a local conservation organization, put out a call for help to protect endangered turtle eggs, and the community answered. I interviewed Dave, a community member, about his experience building turtle protectors.