Each and every day we are surrounded by a myriad of information. We can see light dance on flickering leaves, smell the sweet scent of nearby flowers, feel the gentle touch of a breeze on our skin, hear the trickle of running water, taste the flaky decadence of a chocolate croissant. There is so much to take in all around us.
Two people can sit side by side and notice completely different things in their environment based on their attentional goals. The world around us is an ever-changing mosaic, imbued with dynamic information. So, too, are the people you meet! Everyone is different, each story is unique, and we all change with time. Here is a snapshot of me:
I am a first year Master’s student at the University of Guelph, enrolled in the Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science program with a Collaborative Neuroscience option. I am completing my thesis in the Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Lab under the supervision of Dr. Naseem Al-Aidroos. Research focus: vision, attentional control settings, activated long-term memory, attention.
I am a Wilfrid Laurier University alumna (B.A. Honours Psychology Research Specialist 2015, minors in Biology and French). I completed my thesis at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience under the supervision of Dr. Jeffery Jones (now called the Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication Lab). Research focus: vocal motor control, singing, musical context.
Pictured here: presenting my Master’s research at the Vision Sciences Society conference (St. Pete Beach, Florida, 2017) and presenting my undergraduate research at the Psychonomics conference (Boston, Massachusetts, 2016).
My rock, my red-head, my dragon. We’ve shared many years and many experiences together, and I can confidently say that I would not be where I am today without him by my side.
My bundle of fluff, and also my snort; my adopted lion-maned rabbit, Leo
A sister, a daughter, and a friend
I believe that you are only as strong as your support system. I am lucky to be surrounded by some absolutely amazing individuals; they make me a better person.
Someone who looks for magic
I enjoy taking photos and I sometimes enjoy having photos taken of me. I seek beauty in all things, and I believe that pure happiness is possible.
Pictured here: downhill skiing with my partner, kayaking in Guelph, Southampton Beach (the town where I was born and raised), a newly hatched monarch drying its wings in my backyard (my family raises and releases them), and a few modelling pictures (two by my friend Andrea Nelson, and two by Kit Zador of Storm and Sea Photography).