- How did you get into health care philanthropy?
My first fundraising role was in prospect research at BC Children’s Hospital Foundation in Vancouver, BC. The role was a student internship arranged through my university, and after only a few summer months, I knew this was the sector in which I would build my career.
- Why did you choose to make health care philanthropy your career?
Good health is fundamental to any advancement in society—whether it is breaking the cycle of poverty or achieving breakthroughs through research—health is essential for humankind to thrive.
- What has been the #1 factor in your career success so far?
Learning from the experience and knowledge of my colleagues and mentors of all ages. I have quickly matured my professional practice by gleaning wisdom from their combined centuries of fundraising success and leadership.
- What is your greatest passion and why?
The health and well-being of children is at the centre of every cause I have served. Unleashing the potential of the globe’s youngest is the way to transform the world in ways we cannot yet imagine.
- What are your future aspirations?
I will continue to serve in leadership roles at dynamic, child-focused causes—eventually as CEO. I will also continue to contribute as a volunteer board member for organizations that are also important to me personally.