Program: MSc in Neuroscience
I have always been fascinated with how brains work. In both humans and other species across the evolutionary tree, we see the nervous system regulating extraordinary biological functions and behaviours. Studying neuroscience as a graduate student allowed me to dive deeper into the intricacies of the brain and the processes that regulate its functions.
I can’t pick a single favourite moment but collectively, besides the immensely rewarding experience of research and discovery, being part of the UBC graduate student community and helping cultivate its growth was a fulfilling and memorable experience for me. I had the privilege of representing UBC graduate students as their Graduate Student Society Vice-President External Relations and in my meetings with government and external organizations I would often see their amazement when I discussed some of the ground-breaking research that graduate students are spearheading at UBC. These moments allowed me to share with our community how proud I am of the work we do as graduate student researchers.
Graduate school and research can be difficult; I would encourage students to give it their all and take joy and pride in the work that they are doing. Not many people get to work at the cutting-edge of science and technology and it really is a privilege to be part of discovering something new about the world and its workings.
I’d like to delve into the intersection of science and policy. My graduate school experience provided me with skills in both and I’m excited to bring the two together to help tackle some of the most pressing challenges faced by our communities.