Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?
I am interested in using Life Cycle Assessment and Cost Benefit Assessment techniques to evaluate and compare the environmental and economic profiles of different scenarios.
Why did you decide to study at UBC?
UBC is a globally reputable university, and my department is also well renowned. There are many opportunities to support my career development. The Vancouver campus also has many valuable resources and a very active campus life.
What is it specifically, that your program offers, that attracted you?
The CHBE department offers the MSc program for students who were not engineering majors in their undergraduate degree. My research group has international connections that are linked to my future aspirations and career goals.
What was the best surprise about UBC or life in Vancouver?
I appreciate the beautiful scenery more than what I have seen in pictures! In addition, UBC has so many campus resources to support student well-being. Importantly, there is a very active queer community in Vancouver.
What aspects of your life or career before now have best prepared you for your UBC graduate program?
My previous research experiences, my academic background in chemistry, physics, biology, statistics, economics, and environmental assessment, and my programming/coding knowledge prepared me for specific tasks. My previous work experiences helped me prepare to be ready for new challenges.
What advice do you have for new graduate students?
Make best use of all the available university resources, enjoy the friendships and connections that you make, reach out for support, and take care of your own health and well-being.