I am from Calgary, Canada, where I completed my undergraduate degree in Exercise and Health Physiology from the University of Calgary. I have always had a passion for wildlife conservation, and I have spent the past two summers working as a veterinary assistant at the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation, a local not-for-profit that works to rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned wild animals. I am also an avid wildlife photographer, and I am passionate about raising awareness for conservation initiatives through visual storytelling. I am excited for the opportunity to learn from experts in different areas of study to gain a better understanding of how human activities influence wildlife disease, behavior, and ecosystem dynamics. I hope to apply this knowledge to a career in veterinary medicine, with a focus on human-wildlife coexistence and disease pathology. In my free time I enjoy playing hockey, hiking, kayaking, and cheering on the Edmonton Oilers.