Why did you decide to study at UBC?
British Columbia has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth—it is an outdoors enthusiast's dream. Add world-renowned researchers to that scenario... that was all I needed to get me to cross the 49th!
What are your future career goals?
After graduation, I plan to pursue a postdoctoral position in a well-established laboratory in the field of pathogenesis, ultimately leading to a position in a university setting, teaching and carrying out research.
What has been your most memorable Vancouver experience so far?
Vancouver has provided me with many opportunities to try new activities and adventures. For example, coming from Wisconsin, I had never tried any type of downhill winter sport. I could never have imagined myself with my feet strapped to a board, flying down the side of mountain, but now I am approaching my fifth season as a snowboarder, and I just can't get enough!
Personal Interests / Hobbies
I love reading, biking, cooking, snowboarding, and spending time with my friends.