Curriculum Vitae

CHELSEA A. STEVENS

EDUCATION

St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick | Completed May 2010
B.A. in Journalism and Political Science (with distinction)
Areas of Concentration: Canadian Politics, Print Journalism
Minor: Religious Studies with a concentration in Islam

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton, New Brunswick | In Progress
Advanced Diploma in Photography

AWARDS

President’s Scholarship – St. Thomas University September 2006 – May 2010
Awarded on the basis of outstanding high school grades and renewable for up to four years with the achievement of a 3.5 GPA.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Solo Photography Exhibition, Fredericton, NB
Floor Five Hundred March 2010
Created a body of twenty self-portraits to be shown in the gallery. Wrote a press release sent to local media announcing the show, as well as an artist statement to accompany the work. Designed the gallery space with the owner, as well as organized opening night.

New Brunswick Beacon
Reporter and Photographer September 2009 – May 2010
Filed reports regularly on WordPress and also a photographer for filed stories. Helped produce a weekly online edition and acted as copy editor.

Sirius Working Dog Association
Photographer
September 2008/2009
Photographed the club’s annual dog trial and was responsible for photos of dogs, owners, and degrees awarded during the trial. Also took photos
of all shutzhund trials to be published on the club’s website.

Archdiocese of Halifax
Photographer
June 2009
Photographed the ordination of Deacon Arthur Mitchell at St. Mary’s Basilica in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the request of the Archbishop. The photos were archived by the diocese.

Commissioned Artist
Private Individuals
2006-2007
Was commissioned by several different individuals who had seen previous work online or in person to draw portraits to be given as gifts. Worked for 8+ hours on each drawing, and was in consultation with the commissioner

Art Committee, Lockview High School, Fall River, Nova Scotia
Student Head
2005-2006
Worked within the school to promote the visual arts. Designed and painted wall murals during lunch hour and after school. Helped organize meetings and projects for the year.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

TOL Foreign Correspondent Course, Prague, Czech Republic
Foreign Correspondent completion certificate
January 2009
Worked with a partner during a week-long course to produce a story in a foreign country. Had classes in radio, television, photojournalism, and print journalism with top journalists from around the world, including photojournalist Dean C.K. Cox. Spent several weeks prior to the course in contact with the writing instructor doing research, focusing a story idea, and making contacts in Prague.

Students Helping Other Understand Tolerance, St. Thomas University
Internal Communications Officer
September 2006 – May 2007
Facilitated communications between members and coordinated contact with guest speakers. Participated in organizing Holocaust Memorial/Genocide Awareness Week in January 2007 at St. Thomas University. Also responsible for writing campaign letters.

SKILLS

Proficient in Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3, Microsoft Office Suite, and WordPress.
Curious, organized, resourceful.

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