Mariam has been a professional communicator for over 20 years, working as both a journalist and a corporate communications adviser. She is a writer, editor, researcher, and media relations expert.
After living abroad for many years, she recently returned to the Maritimes with her husband and two young daughters.
Mariam began her career as a radio journalist at VOCM Radio in Newfoundland, covering everything from peewee hockey tournaments and Rotary dinners to the Mount Cashel scandal and the closure of the east coast fishery.
After receiving a graduate journalism degree from Ryerson University, she worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Strategy Business magazine in Toronto. Her career then took her to the Middle East where she wrote for two magazines: Egypt Today and Business Today Egypt.
Mariam has freelanced for numerous publications, including the Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Outpost, and Dollhouse Miniatures magazines.
As a Senior Communications Advisor with the City of Brampton, ON, Mariam managed the communications and media relations portfolios for several city departments, including Community Services, Transit and Fire and Emergency Services. In 2010, she oversaw a successful media relations strategy for the City’s Olympic Torch Relay Event that led up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Mariam has also worked in corporate communications roles for the national offices of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.