Position/Title: M.Sc. (Thesis) Student
Office: ANNU 206
I completed my Bachelor of Science (Honours) in December 2013 in animal biology at the University of Guelph.
After graduation, I pursued a variety of work experiences to explore my interests and strengthen my skills. I attended the Conestoga College photography program to develop my love of photography into a part-time profession. I also continued to pursue my passion for working with animals. I worked at two different veterinary clinics which focused on small animal and performance horse medicine. My time spent at these clinics, as well as past animal care experiences, reinforced my decision to return to the University of Guelph to gain a more in-depth understanding of animal health.
In Fall 2017 I began a M.Sc. by coursework with Dr. Neil Karrow to study animal health in the face of climate change. Specifically, my project will be assessing thermal resilience in stress-phenotyped sheep and we predict there is an optimal stress response for thermal resilience. In the summer of 2018 I transferred into a M.Sc. thesis program to have the opportunity to explore the project more deeply.
Outside of my studies I enjoy playing soccer and frisbee, canoe-camping in Ontario's beautiful parks, photography, and helping to manage my family’s farm and environmental restoration project!