Alyssa James

Alyssa James

Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2011 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Summer abroad in France
  • Multiple research assistant positions (2007-2011)
Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • PhD, Social Anthropology, Columbia University, 2024 (expected)
  • MA, Social Anthropology, York University, 2017
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.
In the Media

“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.