Alyssa James

Alyssa James

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2011 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Summer abroad in France
Further Education

  • MA Social Anthropology, York University, 2017
  • PhD Anthropology, Columbia University, 2024 (expected)
Career Accomplishments

  • English Teaching Assistant in Martinique from 2011-2013.
  • Moved to London, UK in 2013 and worked as a content writer for clients such as Jamie’s Italian, Legoland, House of Fraser, Barbour, momondo, and Aon Private Clients.
  • In 2014, began freelance writing full-time. Travel writing and reporting has been published in the Globe and Mail, The Local, MSN, Bustle, Porthole Cruise Magazine, International Living Magazine, and more.

“Do what excites you, not what you think you’re supposed to do. When you follow your passion you’ll always end up exactly where you’re supposed to be when you’re meant to be there – even if the journey doesn’t look the way you think it should.