“The Kinesiology grad program offers many different sessions that can help to ease the transition into grad school, as well as learning sessions for what to do after grad school.”
Why did you come to Western for your graduate degree?
I volunteered as a research assistant with my supervisor, Dr. Michelle Mottola, during the last two years of my undergrad. During the time spent in her lab, I developed an interest in research, specifically on pregnant women, and applied to work with her for a graduate degree!
Where’s your favourite place on campus?
My supervisor has a lab on campus in which I have my own desk space, so I enjoy working there. I also enjoy the natural light and beautiful space of the Ivey building, as well as the International & Graduate Affairs Building.
Do you belong to any university or community groups?
I belong to the Exercise is Medicine Graduate Chapter at Western, where I sit on the Executive Committee as the Social VP. I used to be on the dance team - Dance Force.
What is it about your grad program that enables you to thrive and be successful?
My supervisor plays a significant role in helping me to thrive in grad school. Her guidance and support enables me to work toward success in my graduate program.
Have you taken any professional courses that Western makes available to grad students?
I participated in the Teaching Assistant Training Program through the Student Success Centre, and I found it helpful in developing my teaching and instructing skills.