I have recently completed two Master's degrees at Queen's University. The first in Sociology doing research in Emergency Medicine, where I sought to quantify the impact of ED visits (type and frequency, patient characteristics and resource use) related to alcohol at Kingston Health Sciences Centre. My work was the first of its kind to solely focus on the downstream harms of alcohol with an additional lens to examine the specific impact of postsecondary institutions have on emergency medical resources. I am also a board member for the postsecondary partnership on alcohol harms (PEP-AH) the nations largest collective of postsecondary institutions working to make campuses safer.
My second Master's was in public administration where I worked on policy challenges related to healthcare innovation, natural resources management and social policy reforms related to affordable housing and drinking water.
My academic and non-academic work make me uniquely qualified to speak about student issues to day given my experience as a student leader and a researcher focusing on student-centered issues related to harms they may face on campuses nationwide.
The views represented in my work are my own and do not represent that of my employer.