Where and what did you study before you came to Germanic and Slavic Studies at University of Waterloo?
I graduated from Bishop's University with a double major in International German Studies and Liberal Arts.
What are your interests in German Studies?
I'm interested in literature, mostly from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. I find it especially interesting to look at literature in its cultural and historical context.
Why did you choose University of Waterloo?
I chose Waterloo because of the Intercultural German Studies program!
Why did you choose this program?
I was first drawn to the Intercultural German Studies program because my German professors recommended it to me. Shortly after graduating with my B.A., I attended the workshop "The Role of the Imagination in German Educational Thought" here at Waterloo and had a chance to meet the faculty members, learn about the program, and hear talks about a subject which interests me. I was so impressed with the program and department that I decided to apply.
Do you already know what you want to write your thesis on?
It will be something about literature, but I'm not sure what.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
It changed every few years. First, I wanted to be an archaeologist and study Ancient Egypt, for a while I wanted to be a marine biologist and work with sea turtles, and in high school I wondered about becoming a classical trumpet player.
What is something people wouldn't guess about you?
One time I got to hold a baby sloth and it fell asleep in my lap while eating rice. It was so cute!