I was attracted to genetic counselling simply because of its unique intersection of genetics and counselling. While I knew that I was extremely interested in having a career in genetics, I knew that I also wanted to be able to interact with patients. Genetic counselling is the best of both worlds!
I can’t say that I have one specific favourite moment from my time at UBC. I can say however, that when thinking back on the two years that I spent here, the times that I cherish the most are all of my patient interactions, and the time spent with my classmates.
This program forces you to get a deep understanding of who you are as a person and how you interact with the world and the people in it. While it may sometimes be overwhelming, embrace that part of the program.
My research is looking at trends of the diversity within genetic counselling admissions committees and student cohorts. Seeing these trends can allow us to better understand how to increase the diversity within the field.
I currently don’t have any set plans for after graduation. I am currently looking for job opportunities while taking this time to rest and recharge.