I was born and raised in Waterloo, ON attending Waterloo Collegiate Institute for High School. I then attended Wilfrid Laurier University for undergrad with a focus in Biology. During this time, I took a one year transfer to Liberty University in Virginia to play varsity hockey. Following my undergrad I attended Western University for a Masters degree in Oncology. From there I obtained my medical undergraduate degree from the University of Ottawa. While in Ottawa my research interests encompassed various pediatric general surgery topics. My interests outside of medicine include working with special needs children, playing sports and spending time at the cottage.