Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition Science
MSc Thesis Research: I am a part-time student who works full-time. I appreciate the opportunity to be in a flexible Master’s program that allows my knowledge to grow in a wide range of health areas and that broadens my potential career paths. My thesis research examines the impacts of a trauma-informed, culturally-relevant mindfulness intervention on health and wellbeing among Indigenous youth. My co-supervisors are Dr. Cheryl Currie in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and Dr. Jennifer Copeland in the Department of Kinesiology.
Career Goals: I have worked as a Registered Dietitian for five years. I have spent the majority of my career working with First Nations peoples in Alberta in clinical and public health capacities. I am passionate about all around wellness; mind, body and spirit are interrelated pieces of health that cannot be separated. I want to use innovative, evidence-based approaches to effect change and close the inexcusable gap in health that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.