I am a doctoral student in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. I have worked with the SFU Medical Tourism Research Group for over 3 years, and both Dr. Jeremy Snyder and Dr. Valorie Crooks are on my supervisory committee. My research interests have been shaped by my exposure to an interdisciplinary faculty at SFU as well as a collaborative environment within the research group . In my MPH, I completed a thesis project on the communication of ethical concerns regarding medical tourism to Canadian medical tourists. In my PhD, I will be using exploratory qualitative methods to examine influences of the global trade in health services on health policy and planning at the national, regional, and global level. Using ethnographic methods, my research aims to better understand how medical tourism discourse is shaping health policy in the Caribbean.