Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?
I decided to go back to school to do my Masters after working for some time. I chose to go back to school because I wanted to make a bigger difference in the health of my community.
Why did you decide to study at UBC?
The Audiology program at UBC is excellent: the support for Aboriginal students and focus on Aboriginal issues made it a clear choice for me as a Metis person.
What is it specifically, that your program offers, that attracted you?
The school of Audiology and Speech Sciences (SASS) offers a required experiential based class of Approaches to Audiology and Speech Language Pathology for people of First Nations, Metis or Inuit Heritage.
What was the best surprise about UBC or life in Vancouver?
I live on campus in student family housing with my husband and daughter. It is a wonderful community walking distance to my school. There are 2 elementary schools on campus and many community resources.
What do you like to do for fun or relaxation?
I like to walk in the forest around campus, it is so beautiful here!