October 2017 - Present

Healthy Wheys - I consult on website design, write/edit the site's articles, create social media content, and handle administrative tasks.


March 2017 – Present

CrebNow Newspaper – Contributing articles that cover events in Calgary such as the Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Carbon Tax luncheon.


May 2017

New Initiatives Marketing – Provided a report supporting the infusion of ethnic food into the diets of mainstream Canadians.


February 2017 – Present

Cardan Marketing – Working as part of a collaborative team to develop websites for many Calgary businesses, including Smith Design/Building, Accurate Fence, Fuel Clean Canada, and Expert HVAC.

February 2017

Adsolutions Marketing Inc. – Developed 6 LinkedIn articles as part of a marketing campaign for a hotel client of theirs.

February 2017

ICONA Calgary Web Design Company and SEO Services - Providing web content for their client, Ananta Health - a natural health clinic treating Lyme and other chronic diseases.

Sept. 2016 – Nov. 2016

Legion Athletics – Writing evidence-based literature reviews on common supplements and supplemental ingredients. Writing is tailored to a lay audience with no scientific background.

Muscle for Life – Writing web-based articles on features of human exercise physiology. Writing is tailored to a lay audience with no scientific background.

August 2016

Multiworks Marketing Ltd. – Contract based work; developing patient education materials in the areas of fertility and potential pregnancy complications. The material was written for a lay audience.

July 2016

Authority Nutrition – Contract based work; writing web content for a psychology website. Common assignments involved translating scientific studies into interesting and engaging content.

May – June 2016

FH Health Match – Contract based work; providing web content in the areas of nutrition and exercise physiology tailored for a lay audience.

May 2016

Adonis Advertising – Contract based work; writing articles about various types of brain injury for a lay audience.

Sept. 2013 – May 2016

Let’s Talk Science/Explore Curiocity – Developing educational materials and entertaining articles about human physiology and research ethics. Writing was tailored for high school students.


Research proposals

Have written successful research proposals for Thompson Rivers University’s Honors program, University of Calgary’s Ph.D. program, the Alberta Institute of Health Doctoral Studentship, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Doctoral Studentship

Grant Writing                      

Have written and edited successful grant proposals submitted to national funding agencies in Canada.

Research/Review Articles   

Have written and edited primary research articles and review articles submitted to top tier journals in neuroscience, such as nature communications, brain, and the journal of neuroscience.

Conference Abstracts          

Abstracts I have written have been reviewed and accepted at national and international conferences, such as the endMS Conference in Toronto, ON; Society for Neuroscience Conferences in Washington, Chicago, and San Diego; and the Gordon Myelin Meeting in Tusca, Italy.


Sept. 2013 – Present

Freelance Writer.

May 2014 – Present

Ph.D. Candidate. Working toward the completion of a doctoral dissertation on aging and multiple sclerosis under the supervision of Dr. V. Wee Yong at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Duties include the conduction of experiments, analysis of results, presentations at international conferences, writing review and research papers published in high-ranking scientific journals, and collaborating with clinicians and surgeons. This work is funded by scholarships obtained through the University of Calgary and from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

Apr. 2011 – May 2014

International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries – Student Researcher. A paid position funded by an award from the Research Experience Program at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. I worked under the supervision of a neurologist specializing in spinal cord injury and was involved the planning, implementation, analysis, and dissemination of research results at national and international conferences.

May 2010 – May 2012

Certified Personal Trainer. Designed and implemented personalized training programs for general health and fitness and athletes from a number of different specialties. Certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association included the regular acquisition of Continuing Education Units through participation in seminars and conferences.


2014 – present

Doctor of Philosophy

Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary (U of C)

My dissertation involves investigating the biological mechanisms of neurodegeneration, white matter injury, and aging under the supervision of Dr. Voon Wee Yong.

I have also received training in neuroimmunology, pathology, systems biology, and current techniques and practices in the health sciences.

2011 – 2014

Bachelor of Science, Major in General Biology (Honours)

Department of Biology, Thompson Rivers University (TRU)

Increased interest in physiology and basic science motivated me to transfer to Thompson Rivers University and fulfill requirements for an Honours degree in general biology.

2009 – 2011

Bachelor of Kinesiology, Major in Exercise Science

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of the Fraser Valley



American Medical Writers Association


Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Doctoral Studentship Award – Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada ($22 000 p.a.)


Eyes High Doctoral Recruitment Award – University of Calgary ($25 000 p.a.)


Undergraduate Research Experience Award Program Award – Thompson Rivers University ($5000)


Scholar Athlete (Scholar Athlete of the Year Nominee), Academic Institutional Award – Thompson Rivers University (Awarded for having one of the top 2% grade point averages in men’s athletics at TRU)


National Strength and Conditioning Association