I grew up in the small town of Kemptville, Ontario where I attended St. Michael Catholic High School which was renowned in its district for excellence in sports and academics. Presently in my third year of undergraduate studies, I received the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Bursary under the supervision of Professor Ollie Jay. I am currently assisting Matt Cramer in his endeavors and aspire to commit my time assisting others in their research projects. When I am not studying, I find myself spending time with friends and training for endurance sports. In the summer of 2011, I came first overall in my age group for long distance running and plan on qualifying for the Boston Marathon and completing a Half Ironman in 2012.