I volunteered at a local crisis hotline called the Distress Centre. I loved the opportunity to connect with my community and empower callers when they were at their most difficult points. I was also lucky to be able to volunteer in the Genetics clinic in Calgary, where I assisted the cancer genetics team by transcribing pedigrees. From that opportunity I transitioned to joining the adult genetics team as a Genetics Assistant. In this role, I supported both genetic counselors and a geneticist by ordering genetic tests, managing funding, organizing sample collection, and communicating with patients.
After working towards genetic counseling for several years, I am excited to move to Milwaukee with my husband and take the next steps in my career as part of MCW’s inaugural class of genetic counseling students!