I am originally from Ontario but moved to Montréal for university and the increased joie de vivre. I completed a B.Sc.(Honours) degree in Microbiology and Immunology at the downtown campus of McGill University in 2004. Being adventurous of spirit, I then travelled all the way to the MacDonald Campus of McGill University where I completed an M.Sc. in Biotechnology in 2006, with a focus on development of drugs against Hepatitis C. After a brief period in the “real world” I returned to the warmth of academia to pursue a Ph.D. in Parasitology, briefly titled “Protein-protein Interactions of Receptors LdPEX5 and LPEX7 with PTS1 and PTS2 Cargo Proteins, and with Glycosomal Docking Protein LdPEX14 for Protein Import into Leishmania donovani”, completed in 2014. During that time I had the honour of presenting my research at both local and international conferences. Toward the end of my Ph.D. I was presented with the opportunity to impart some of the biological knowledge gained over the years to the students at John Abbott College and began teaching and making exaggerated flappy hand motions in the Biology Department in 2014. Outside of school, I am an avid cyclist, amateur gardener, home-canning enthusiast, and an unapologetic bibliophile. My door is always open for questions, debates, and discussions about Rosalind Franklin.