Who am I?
I am currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Family Medicine and the Centre of Genomics and Policy at McGill University under the joint supervision of Professors Bartha Maria Knoppers and Gillian Bartlett. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Microbial Biology and a minor in Global Poverty and Practice from the University of California Berkeley in 2012. I joined the Centre of Genomics and Policy in 2013 while completing an MSc at McGill University in Experimental Medicine with a specialization in Biomedical Ethics. I was awarded the David McCutcheon Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship for my MSc work on the ethics of engaging terminally ill children in pediatric palliative care research, and have since led numerous qualitative studies at the Centre investigating the ethical, legal and social implications of disclosing incidental findings in pediatric genomic research. My dissertation builds on prior research in these areas, and explores the intersections between data sharing in pediatric genomics, data ethics, research ethics governance and policy architectures in Canada and the United States. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Friends of McGill Fellowship and, in 2016, was named a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar.
When not in the throes of data analysis, I enjoy traveling, traditional Greek folk dancing and am a self-professed coffee snob!