Occasional scientist, frequent nerd, passionate communicator.
I am a science communicator with a passion for health. I graduated Valedictorian from University of Waterloo with a BSc Psychology and from Laurentian University with a Masters in Science Communication. As much as I can, I combine my passions for psychology and #SciComm while developing workshops (like The Science of Mind Reading (Science Outreach, University of Waterloo) and working on the Valuing Indigenous Emotional Wellness (VIEW) project (ACHWM). I want to learn new things, geek out, and share my passions with anyone who will listen. Ask me about anxiety, particle accelerators, and exploding seed pods.
Why The Anxious Scientist?
I was first diagnosed the Generalized Anxiety Disorder in 2014, the summer before I began my undergrad. I have since struggled with bouts of depression, panic disorder, and bulimia nervosa. I finally made peace (sort of) with my diagnoses when I began volunteering with my university’s health centre as a peer health educator. As a health educator, I was open and honest about my diagnosis, in a way I had never been before, with the hope that my story could help someone else understand or cope. This blog has the same goal: share my passions, my struggles, and my story with the help of inspiring others.
Canadian Society of Soil Science
Social Media and Blog Manager, 2020 – present
As a self-proclaimed soil enthusiast, I write social media content and blogs to engage others in the amazing world of soil. Our goal is to create a Canadian community dedicated to preserving this essential resource.
Peer Health Education, University of Waterloo
Coordinator, 2018 – 2019
Working with a dedicated team of volunteers, I led health promotion initiatives across campus discussing mental health, nutrition, sexual health, and substance use harms reduction.
Communications Assistant, 2017
Exploring the world of particle and nuclear physics, I supported TRIUMF communications through article writing, social media, EMS, and website design.
Aanish Naa Gegii?: the Children’s Health and Well-being Measure
Coordinator, 2020 – present
Using Two-Eyed Seeing, I work to connect Indigenous communities with the ACHWM and support their measurement of children’s health and well-being.
Science Outreach , University of Waterloo
Outreach Associate, 2016, 2017
As the site coordinator for the national Let’s Talk Science program, I adapted and developed science-curriculum workshops to engage K-12 students in the wonders of science.