About

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Elyette Levy

Montreal, QC, Canada

 

Elyette Levy grew up on the outskirts of Montreal, Quebec, in a French-Taiwanese household. After obtaining her college degree in Commerce, she decided to major in Journalism and Political Science at Concordia University, in the hopes of pursuing a career as foreign correspondent.

 

During her Bachelor's, she spent a semester in Singapore studying political philosophy and traveling through Southeast Asia. She has interned at Equitas, a Montreal-based international human rights education organization, and was invited as the moderator of their EquiTalks: Youth, Power and the Pandemic panel in April 2021. Throughout the last year of her undergrad, Elyette took on the position of Assistant Commentary Editor at The Concordian and of Editorial Intern for the Daily Hive. She has also gotten involved with the Transformative Justice Collective (TJC), a Singaporean collective fighting for prison justice reform.

 

Currently doing freelance writing work on the side, notably for digital magazine Artfunder and as part of Shedoesthecity’s New Voices Fund. She is also undertaking an investigative fellowship at the Instutite for Investigative Journalism (IIJ), which she has been a member reporter of for over a year.

 

She often finds herself reading up on international politics, digital culture, and visual arts. When she isn’t out and about admiring the city, you can find her trying to better her Mandarin, or restlessly working away on her sewing machine.

Elyette has professional and academic experience in writing, editing, social media management, photography, videography and video editing, and graphic design.

CV

Education

2017 - 2021 - Concordia University - BA Political Science and Journalism, graduated with Distinction

2015 - 2017 - Champlain College -  Commerce Option

 

Work Experience 

2021 - present - Investigative Fellow - Institute for Investigative Journalism

2021 - Editorial Intern - The Daily Hive

2020 - 2021 - Assistant Commentary Editor - The Concordian

2020 - present - Freelance Copywriter - SSENSE

2019 - Communications Intern and Web Editor - Equitas

Other Engagements

2021 - Moderator - EquiTalks: Youth, Power and the Pandemic panel

2020-2021 - Contributor for the Transformative Justice Collective Singapore (TJC)

 

Extracurricular Involvement

2020 - Contributor - NUS Types: Blog run by the Communications and New Media Department of the National University of Singapore

2019 - Executive Events Coordinator - Journalism Students Association

2019 - Director of Marketing, Board of Director of the Concordia Model United Nations Conference

2018 - 2019 - Director of Correspondence (Secretariat) - Concordia Model United Nations