Jennifer Anandanayagam

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Location
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
School
Australian Institute Of Business, Open University Of Sri Lanka, Bishop's College Colombo
Expertise
Mental Health, Relationships, Fitness
  • In 2018, Jennifer became the youngest Features Editor and founding member of The Sunday Morning, a national newspaper in Sri Lanka.
  • From eating disorders to anxious attachments in relationships, her experience of writing health-related topics has been exhibited on Alb Media's The List and Atlantic Canada's SaltWire Network.
  • Starting life over in a foreign land (and being married to someone who has IBD) has pushed Jennifer to learn more about relational health, nutrition, and healthy living, three areas she's deeply passionate about.

Experience

Jennifer is a writer and editor with over 16 years of experience in Sri Lanka's print and digital media landscape. She's passionate about people, relationships, mental health, fitness, healthy eating, and travel. She's written for several Sri Lankan publications, including the Daily Mirror, Hi!! Magazine, Pulse Magazine, The Morning, and The Sunday Morning. She joined The List in 2022 as Lifestyle News Writer and made the shift to Health Digest in July 2023 because of her desire to focus more on mental health and relationships. She is also a freelance journalist for Atlantic Canada's premier media network, SaltWire.

Education

Jennifer has a bachelor's degree in social sciences from the Open University of Sri Lanka, and a master's in business administration from the Australian Institute of Business. She completed an introduction to digital journalism course from Reuters and a start writing fiction course from the Open University, U.K.
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