I believe education is essential for a positive future. In the age of the internet, there is so much misinformation circulating, that I believe it is important to know the truth. It is also important to know how to tell what is real and what is not, by using critical thinking skills and by having a solid background of knowledge that starts at a young age during the K-12 school years. With this background, teenagers will be more capable of handling further education which will contribute to their success in the future.
I was consistently at the top of my class during elementary and high school. In elementary I won the student of the year and in high school I was constantly on the honour roll. During my undergrad I undertook a co-op work placement program where I researched genetics and ‘mad cow’ disease, while still making the Dean’s honour roll in my final year. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology and also completed a minor in Environmental Science. Recently, I completed a Master’s Degree in Medical Microbiology where I maintained a 4.0 GPA.
I have experience tutoring and mentoring students in a one-on-one environment and in small groups.
I enjoy participating in charity events with an athletic component, because it makes me feel good both mentally and physically. I regularly participate in the Manitoba DragonBoat Festival, raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society and CancerCare Manitoba. I have also participated in the Parkinson’s Society SuperWalk and in the past I’ve done the CIBC Run for the Cure (for breast cancer) and the HBC Run for Canada (raising money for the HBC Foundation and CancerCare Manitoba).