Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?
Improve knowledge where I think it's important in a researcher career.
Why did you decide to study at UBC?
I actually choose Vancouver because it has all the advantages of a big city in a small city. UBC Forest Sciences is a very well recognized and developed university program which creates opportunities for those who want to gain knowledge and produce knowledge in a traditional university environment.
What do you hope to accomplish with your research?
I hope my research can provide decision support for various levels of management within vegetation management of not only electric utilities but all the utilities that deal with vegetation on a daily basis.
What advice do you have for new graduate students?
Don't hang around your own people; Vancouver and UBC are multicultural places. Very good place to meet people and learn about other cultures.