Position/Title: M.Sc. (Thesis)
I obtained my B.Sc. with Honours in Animal Biology in 2018 from the University of Guelph. During this program, I undertook a broad range of coursework related to the science of animal production systems. This academic foundation solidified my interest in animal research.
As part of my undergraduate degree, I also completed a semester of study abroad at Massey University in New Zealand. Through this international experience, I gained a comprehensive knowledge of the country’s livestock production systems and developed an appreciation for genetics in the context of animal breeding.
Currently, I am a M.Sc. student under the supervision of Dr. Christine Baes and Dr. Flavio Schenkel in the Center for Genetic Improvement of Livestock. My research focuses on evaluating data from sensors applied in dairy production to determine traits or trait combinations with the highest accuracy, repeatability and genetic correlation to underlying reproductive physiology. The findings from this research could be used to develop a genomics-based solution for selecting reproductively efficient dairy cattle by connecting high-throughput genomic information with non-invasive precision data collection systems.
Since starting my university studies at Guelph, I have actively volunteered for a number of programs aimed at supporting new international students. This rewarding experience gave me the ability to engage with others and disclose new perspectives.
Apart from my work at the university, I enjoy spending my time hiking/exploring new trails, following professional rugby and basketball as well as travelling internationally