Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?
I greatly enjoy academic research.
Why did you decide to study at UBC?
I chose UBC because of its high research reputation.
What is it specifically, that your program offers, that attracted you?
Freedom in choosing a research field, and a strong research environment.
What was the best surprise about UBC or life in Vancouver?
UBC is the most beautiful campus; Vancouver has a great geographical environment.
What aspect of your graduate program do you enjoy the most or are looking forward to with the greatest curiosity?
The freedom to chose from a wide range of research fields.
What do you see as your biggest challenge(s) in your future career?
Academia can be very competitive.
What do you like to do for fun or relaxation?
I enjoy outdoor sports such as hiking.
What advice do you have for new graduate students?
Work hard and enjoy life!