I received an undergraduate honours degree in psychology from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia in 2006 before moving to Calgary and completing a Masters of Science in 2007 and doctoral degree in 2014 also in the department of Psychology. I conducted my thesis research on the role of serotonin and the effects of sleep deprivation and exercise on the circadian system. I am an expert in brain tract tracing, immunohistochemistry and stereotaxic surgical techniques. Working in the NDOPL, I hope to understand the effects of stimulant usage on adolescent brain injury. I am also exploring whether or not there are altered circadian rhythms following brain injuries. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, walking my dog, doing crossword puzzles and mountain biking.