Jessica grew up in a small town next to Hamilton, Ontario called Stoney Creek After spending her childhood there, she decided to attend the University of Guelph to obtain an Honors Bachelor of Science majoring in Bio-Medical Science. While at the University of Guelph, she participated in various clubs and organizations as an undergraduate researcher, Emergency Department Coordinator at the Guelph General Hospital, and Brain Waves Executive Coordinator for Parachute Canada. She was also given the opportunity to work as a Supported Learning Group (SLG) leader, where she facilitated weekly three hour sessions that reviewed difficult course material to approximately 30 students, and demonstrated new approaches to difficult course concepts to promote effective study strategies. She prides herself in actively using the transferable skills she gained from this program to provide the best, unique, academic consulting she can for each of her students. Currently, Jessica is working on her Master’s degree at the Vancouver Prostate Centre, where she studies how treatment induced neuroendocrine prostate cancer is regulated.
Jessica’s favourite subjects are chemistry and English. During her her time at the University of Guelph, she enrolled in many additional
English and chemistry classes, as she believes that effective oral and written communication, as well as critical thinking, are key in understanding difficult concepts in subjects such as biological and social based sciences. When not in the lab, Jessica enjoys going to the gym, watching soccer, and exploring new restaurants around Vancouver.