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I was raised in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada and following high school attended the University of British Columbia where I completed a baccalaureate degree in Cell Biology & Genetics.  Following graduation I entered into full-time service with the British Columbia Ambulance Service, eventually completing my Advanced Care Paramedic training.  Following several years of practice at that level I had the opportunity to train to the level of Critical Care Paramedic (CCP).  This training was transformative for me and opened up a area of patient care that resonated deeply. 

I joined the instructional staff within our program and worked with several colleagues to develop our CCP program to the point where it received accreditation from the Canadian Medical Association.  More recently I have taken on a role as a clinical educator within our service.  This opportunity has allowed me to use my training to reach paramedics of various levels of training, as well as to engage with hospital staff to try and improve critical care as it relates to the pre-hospital and intra-hospital settings.

I am humbled to have received an RCPE Scholarship to assist in my studies toward an MSc Critical Care at the University of Edinburgh.  I look forward to the program and believe that the experience will be nothing but positive.  I greatly look forward to the chance to improve both as a critical care provider and as an advocate for patient care across our province.