I am a nutritionist with expertise in clinical nutrition and nutritional epidemiology.
I obtained my undergraduate degree in the Dietetics Major program at the University of British Columbia, and went on to work as a clinical dietitian for the Vancouver Island Health Authority. During my doctorate at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, I worked as a mentor, teaching assistant and instructor, and conducted research investigating the role of fish and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids in pediatric liver diseases. My experiences to date have ignited in me a keen interest in the study of diet in chronic disease prevention, which I intend to explore further at the Harvard School of Public Health. Upon completion of my postdoctoral fellowship, I plan to pursue a career as a university professor in the field of nutrition.
I was born and raised on Vancouver Island, Canada. In my free time, I enjoy reading, rock climbing and playing hockey and squash.