Where and what did you study before you came to Germanic and Slavic Studies at University of Waterloo?
After receiving a B.A in German Studies from Trent University and a certificate in teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from George Brown College, I taught ESL and German for extended periods in China, Germany, and Canada.
What are your interests in German Studies?
My fields of interest are environmental studies and second language teaching. As part of my MA program I have taken courses in Animal Studies, Ethics and Climate Change Fiction.
Why did you choose University of Waterloo?
I chose Waterloo because of the IcGS program and the opportunity to travel to Germany.
Do you already know what you want to write your thesis on?
I plan to write my thesis on Sven Böttcher’s Prophezeiung.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
The usual firefighter or veterinarian.
What is a fun-fact about you?
I never wear matching socks…