Your UBC Experience
Clubs/Programs involved in at UBC
President, Microbiology & Immunology graduate student society Graduate student representative, M&I Department meetings Graduate student representative, Graduate Affairs Committee Graduate Student Representative, Faculty Search Committee Graduate Student Representative, Instructor Search Committee Graduate Student Representative, Faculty of Science Review Committee Invited speaker, Leader’s Dialogue Series.
- NSERC CGS-D
- Four-year doctoral fellowship
- Graduate Entrance Scholarship
- Faculty of Science Graduate Award
- Proteomics Forum Travel Fellowship
- Warren George Povey Award in Global Health
- William and Dorothy Gilbert Graduate Scholarship in Biomedical Sciences
- Mary Day and Robert Emmanuel Travel Award
- Graduate Training Program Award Canadian National Proteomics Network
- Faculty of Science nomination to attend the Creating Connections Conference
- Presidential nomination to attend the Student Leader Recognition Event
Your Career Journey and Achievements
I began my position as Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph in July 2018 and I love it! I work with an amazing group of people and thoroughly enjoy the collaborations we have started. I greatly appreciate the flexibility my position allows, the freedom to pursue research I find most interesting, and the diversity of challenges I face on a daily basis (e.g. hiring and managing people, budgeting, grant writing, participating in committees, etc.).
Anything about yourself
As a mother of two young children, finding a work-life balance that supports my career and strengthens my family, is vital. Having moved my family to Munich, Germany for 3 years to post-doc in the amazing Department of Proteomics and Signal Transduction, led by Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, I greatly appreciate the importance of travel and adventure whenever possible. Now, we have settled into our new home in Guelph and love our neighbourhood where our children can walk to school and we enjoy sharing our lives with the new friends we have made.
Advice to current students
Connect and network whenever you have the chance and be open to opportunities that come up, even if they are not as you had planned. Prioritize what you want from life and make it happen!
PhD supervisor: Dr. Jim Kronstad
University of Lethbridge, 2007, Master of Science/Biology
University of Lethbridge, 2005, Bachelor of Science/Biology