PhD (Sports Med), Olympian & World Champion Rower, Right to Play Athlete Ambassador, & current MD student. My passions are Exercise as Medicine and Sport for Development
Sport and its far-reaching benefits have been a large part of my life since I was introduced to rowing as a teenager.
During my time as a member of the Canadian National Rowing team, I was introduced to the work of the NGO Right to Play International, and became involved as an Athlete Ambassador. I went to visit their work in the field in Uganda in 2009 and was introduced that way to the exciting field of Sport for Development and Peace. It changed my career path!