Based in San Francisco, I work at Verily
(formerly known as Google X or Google Life Sciences) as the community engagement lead for our clinical research platform. I also serve as a board member for the Community Living Campaign
, a local nonprofit. Previously, I've been lucky to work with some incredibly talented teams on numerous initiatives—from building a healthcare innovation program at Harvard Medical School to growing the Canadian Positive Psychology Association from its inception.
After earning my degree in social sciences, I conducted research on positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, mental health at Queen's University, and empathy at Harvard University. My first foray into social impact, I won a competition at Stanford University to launch a technology campaign aimed at spreading compassion. As a result of this and other work, I've been lucky to get invited to the White House during Obama's presidency, be named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and a Hive Global Leader, and meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Dalai Lama.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, I lived in seven cities before falling in love with San Francisco and deciding to stay a while. Ask me about the year I spent in the south of France as a teenager, the month I spent meditating with Buddhist monks in Nepal, the time I founded and led a women's skateboarding club with over 100 members, or why I handed out 50 balloons to strangers.