What or who inspired you to join the Emily Stowe Scholars Program (ESSP)?
My inspiration to join the Emily Stowe Scholars Program was to help do meaningful work and to explore the field of healthcare. A lot of intriguing and crucial research is done at Women’s College Hospital. I’m very excited to lend a hand in the research projects and learn while also broadening my perspective of the healthcare field.
What was your first impression of Women’s College Hospital?
My first impression of Women’s College Hospital is that it’s a warm and welcoming place. Being a leader in clinical research, Women’s has many accomplished doctors and researchers carrying out fascinating research projects. I’m excited to gain hands-on experience and soak up what Women’s has to offer.
What interests you most about the area of research that you’re working in?
I have the opportunity to study cancer screening and prevention under Dr. Aisha Lofters. The research projects focus on improving screening methods for cancer to encourage marginalized groups to get screened through qualitative research. These projects fascinate me because they are centered around enhancing healthcare practices to be more equitable for all, an objective that I am passionate about.
What do you think you will enjoy the most about being part of ESSP?
The ESSP provides valuable experience and multiple networking opportunities. I believe that I’ll enjoy getting hands-on experience and learning more about clinical research the most about ESSP. The environment at Women’s College hospital makes it a great place to learn!
Personal or professional answers welcome: What is something that makes you smile?
Something that makes me smile is watching cat videos. They’re adorable and always cheer me up!