In 2010, I earned a B.A. (Honours) degree in psychology with a specialization in behavioural neuroscience from Carleton University in Ottawa. I then spent a year working as a research assistant and lab technician for world-renowned neuroscientist Dr. Hymie Anisman.
My research interests centred on post-traumatic stress disorder and other stress-related disorders, with a focus on animal models. My honours thesis examined a drug intervention for post-traumatic stress in lab mice.
I went on to contribute to two scientific journal articles during my time working for Dr. Anisman and his post-doctoral researchers: