Undergraduate biology student/freelance writer
I was born/grew up in: Barrrie, Ontario, Canada
I now live in: London, Ontario, Canada
I completed my training/education at: >BSc, Biology, University Western Ontario
Describe what you do at work.
I am currently studying biology at the University of Western Ontario. My fascination with science, particularly biology, has grown year after year throughout my undergrad. I have gotten to study ecology, plants, medicine, genetics, political science, environmental science, physics and chemistry. My undergrad has also allowed me to develop laboratory skills alongside scientific theory. Studying science definitely has improved my critical thinking and problem solving abilities while instilling a deep appreciation for life on earth.
When I was a student I enjoyed:
How does your job affect people’s lives?
I am currently in my undergrad so my job is not yet affecting people. Hopefully in the future, my scientific background will make a difference in people’s lives.
What motivates you in your career?
Curiosity is the most motivating factor in my career. There is so much we do not know about the world and science is the perfect way to satisfy my curiosity. I love learning new ideas every day and asking new questions. I find it rewarding to share my scientific knowledge with others in a way that is easy to understand.
When I was a student, I would have described myself as someone who:
Describe your career path to this career.
I chose to study biology which is a pretty vast scientific field. I have not decided on which route to take after my undergrad yet. Eventually I hope to do research supported by private industries.
What activities do you like to do outside of work?
I love to be outside and to be active. In the summers I frequently go on hikes, canoe trips, bike trips and road trips. During the winter months I do CrossFit to stay in shape. I like to travel when I can. I enjoy meeting new people from other cultures and eating different food from around the world.
What advice or encouragement would you give others seeking a similar career?
My advice would be not to worry too much about your future career. Focus on showing up every day and doing the best you can. Things will work out in the end.