Hometown: Fort Langley, BC
Program: MD Undergraduate Program (Vancouver-Fraser Medical Program)
What attracted you to your field?
I am Cree from the Matachewan First Nations in Northern Ontario and I have had a longstanding interest in Aboriginal advocacy and education. When I began my journey in medicine my attention naturally concentrated on Aboriginal health and improving health outcomes for Aboriginal populations.
In 10 years, what UBC moment will you still be talking about?
Match Day! After putting in all the hard work to reach your goals this is definitely the most memorable day of all!
What’s next for you?
I am very fortunate to have received my first choice residency program with the University of Manitoba Plastic Surgery team. I plan to focus my research on improving health outcomes for Aboriginal plastic surgery patients.
As you look ahead, who inspires you?
If I were to choose one physician who inspires me the most it would be Dr. Nadine Caron, Canada’s first female Aboriginal surgeon. She is not only a leader in her specialty as a general and endocrine surgeon but she is also active in Aboriginal health and Canadian health policy.
Name one thing on your bucket list.
My partner and I are planning to start a family within my first couple years of residency. I’m excited about finding that balance between work and family life!