About STEAM City Media

STEAM City Media is a student-run media outlet and program of STEAM Education Centres in St. Thomas, Ontario.
Launched in February 2018, our homegrown team of three student-journalists (and two adult advisors) cover news and events in the community, and generate original content to share on our website and social media platforms.

Our mission: give young people a platform to share their original ideas by bringing a fun, thoughtful approach to how they connect people and places in St. Thomas, Elgin County, London and beyond!

Meet the STEAM City Media team! Left to Right …

Andrew Gunn grew up in St. Thomas, attended Central Elgin Collegiate Institute, and is a graduate of Queen’s University and McMaster University. Recently, he has worked in the Advancement Office and taught agriculture and business at Fanshawe College, and has been a journalist too, conducting interviews with many prominent Canadian musicians, artists, authors, and politicians. Currently, he runs his own consulting firm, which focusses on impact philanthropy. Andrew has supported and volunteered with many organizations in St. Thomas and area, including the Horton Farmers’ Market, STEAM Centre, and the St. Thomas Public Library. Andrew is happy to volunteer as the General Editor at STEAM City Media.

Madelen King is a grade ten student at Parkside Collegiate Institute. Her favourite subjects are English, gym, and drama. Beyond the classroom, she likes reading, writing, and wrestling. Madelen attended STEAM School in the fall 2017-18 semester and started the ‘Shadow City Council’, acting as the Student Mayor of St. Thomas for five months. She loves being involved in the community and wants to get other students involved too. As Vice-President of STEAM City Media, Madelen focuses on designing great experiences for readers and viewers.

Alex Popen is a grade ten student at Parkside Collegiate Institute. With STEAM City Media, he is the Vice-President in charge of building strong community relationships. Alex describes himself as a simple person who enjoys sports such as hockey and motor-cross. His hobbies include dirt-biking, auto mechanics, and media relations. In the future, he plans to attend college and pursue a career in the renewable energy industry.

Jennifer Klassen attends Central Elgin Collegiate Institute. Currently in grade ten, her favourite subjects are personal fitness, history, and English. She really enjoys being a part of the STEAM media crew and hopes to involve more people. Jenn would like to work with children in the future, and loves to volunteer at day camps and run small activities. As President and Editor-in-Chief with STEAM City Media, she anticipates a positive response from the public, and hopes that this team can make a positive difference in the community.

Jessica Moyes was born and raised in the St. Thomas community. She attended Parkside Collegiate Institute, and graduated from the University of Alberta. She recently returned to her hometown as Executive Director of STEAM Education Centres. Over the last 15 years, Jessica has spent her professional career in the charitable sector, raising money and awareness for various health and education organizations. Most recently, she worked for SickKids Foundation in Toronto, managing corporate partnerships in support of The Hospital for Sick Children. Jessica looks forward to building strong community partnerships in and around St. Thomas through STEAM City Media while bringing innovation and learning opportunities to the community at STEAM Education Centres.