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Kayla Hounsell

As a high school student in Gander, Newfoundland, Kayla Hounsell participated in a national award-winning media internship program through which she gained hands-on experience in broadcast journalism and was told she could make it a career.

She moved to Ottawa in 2003 to attend Carleton University’s School of Journalism. She has enjoyed all forms of journalism studied at Carleton, but television is her passion. Kayla has a background as a competitive public speaker and was awarded first runner-up for SchoolNet News Networks Journalist of the Year in 2003.

She spent the past year writing for an Ottawa trade publication. With only one year remaining to complete her degree, Kayla wants to use her skills to help media development in Rwanda. She believes in journalism, and says creating dialogue between Rwanda and Canada is important for the developed world to understand not only Rwanda’s devastating past, but also its future.

When she can find spare time, Kayla enjoys going for walks, reading anything from newspapers to biographies to fashion magazines, and keeping in touch ith her family and friends in her beautiful home province of Newfoundland & Labrador.



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