BA Honours in Health Studies and Political Studies, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University
I am a third-year undergraduate student at Queen’s University majoring in Health Studies and minoring in Political Studies. My academic interests include health policy, public health and health systems, particularly as they relate to public policy and issues of substance use. I am currently an intern in the CEHE Lab working under the supervision and Dr. Jeff Masuda and Erica Phipps on the RentSafe EquIP project. The RentSafe EquIP initiative aims to study the gaps in knowledge that exist between intersectoral actors involved with housing in Owen Sound and empower tenant advocates from low-income and marginalized communities to become agents of change within the intersectoral system through participatory action research.
My experience as an intern with the CEHE lab is a valuable opportunity to assist with the diverse mixed-methods research being conducted by an exemplary team. I also hope to take this opportunity to begin to approach my position as a student of public health in a critical and reflexive way. I feel that the equity-focused work being done by the CEHE lab involving environmental health and community-centred participatory research is very important to the study of public health.
Following my internship with the CEHE lab I hope to write my Honours Thesis in Health Studies and continue to study public health at the graduate level. In my free time I try to involve myself in political causes in the Kingston area, stay active, and read.