Shelley Pascual is a German-speaking multimedia journalist, content creator and communications specialist. Diversity, design and innovation are just a few of the topics she’s really keen on.
Currently based in Berlin as editor-in-chief at Startup Guide, Shelley was previously deputy editor and reporter at The Local Germany, where she covered national news in English for a global audience.
She’s been interviewed by BBC Radio 5 live regarding one of her stories as well as Sky News and National Post Radio (0:20) for her coverage of the 2017 German federal election and the subsequent collapse in coalition talks.
Prior to freelancing for clients including the German Embassy in Canada and the Canadian Journalism Project, Shelley graduated with a Distinction from the MA International Journalism program at Cardiff University in Wales in late 2016.
With a diverse background, she’s also been a communications consultant to executives at Volkswagen headquarters in Germany. When she moved to Deutschland in 2012, she taught herself German and learned how to integrate into a culture completely different from her own.
In 2010, she booked a one-way ticket to Melbourne and spent one year working and backpacking solo throughout Australia. Her experiences as a foreigner living abroad and travelling widely are what inspired her to pursue a career in journalism.
Shelley also has an undergraduate degree in Graphic Design. Having studied at OCAD University, she is a creative and conceptual thinker and has a critical eye for typography.
In her free time, Shelley enjoys going for joy rides on her vintage scooter, mountain biking and baking anything with chocolate in it. She is enthusiastic about languages and inspired by people who go after their dreams.
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