Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?
Throughout my undergraduate degree, I was passionate about Materials engineering and the concepts introduced. My passion intrigued me to pursue a postgraduate degree in this field. I was offered a great opportunity and an interesting project from my supervisor that motivated me to research in extractive metallurgy. The industrial connection in the project was also attractive, as industrial involvement promotes an incentive to utilize the research being done.
Why did you decide to study at UBC?
UBC's hydrometallurgy group in the materials engineering department is well regarded as one of the top research departments in the world. I am proud to be completing a graduate degree here at UBC. The campus is beautiful, and having grown up in Vancouver, I am familiar with the lower mainland. Being close to home is an extra advantage.
What do you like to do for fun or relaxation?
I am also an elite gymnast training at the international level. I have found a way to balance 30 hours a week of training with my studies. My goal is to qualify for the Olympics in the future. Recent achievements include qualifying for the World Championships in 2015, which were held in Glasgow, Scotland.