Your UBC Experience
Clubs/Programs involved in at UBC
Founder of DataSense
- TFRI Top Trainee
Your Career Journey and Achievements
My first job after graduation was as a Data Scientist at the Joint Genome Institute where I helped scientists and facility users analyze DNA sequencing data. This type of work is exactly what I intended to do after acquiring a wide range of laboratory and computational skills at UBC and developing an affinity for the latter. This career path is a niche so tailoring a resume and getting it to the right people can be a challenge. However the wealth of support and networking connections I received through M&I faculty members eased the transition into employment. The thing I like most about my current job the freedom I have to develop new skills while solving exciting science problems.
Advice to current students
With access to the internet and sufficient time and motivation, anything can be learned and applied.
- MSc supervisor: Dr. Martin Hirst
- University of Western Ontario, 2013, Honors BSc Double Major/Medical Sciences and Genetics