I attended the University of Waterloo between 2010 and 2014 where I started off studying mathematics, then switched to English literature. My enrolment in the co-operative program at Waterloo allowed me to build my resume, test out some interesting jobs related to my field of study, and gain some great work experience in the field of marketing and communications. I had a ‘light bulb’ moment sitting at my desk at one of these very jobs and decided in that moment that I just couldn’t see myself in this line of work long term. I realized the clear thing to do was pursue my real passion.
I remember reading this little tidbit of life advice around the same time, and it just seemed to fit a little too perfectly as I spent my lunch breaks reading nutrition articles and browsing through recipes. The overarching sentiment was to look at how you spend your free time, and apply that to your life’s work. It just made sense. Fast forward to today! I’m currently working towards an Honors Specialization in Nutrition & Dietetics at Brescia University College, an affiliate of the University of Western Ontario, and I’m loving every minute of it. I believe that food has the potential to improve everyone’s life in one way or another. It can heal, nourish, comfort, fill, and satisfy. Food brings us so much joy in so many different ways, and it can also bring us great health, the latter of which I hope to help people realize.
In a few words, I might describe myself as an aspiring dietitian, sun worshipper, lover of food, lifter of weights, and wearer of fluorescent gym attire.