I am a Canadian citizen. In 2017, I completed my doctorate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education. My research focuses on creative thinking, decision-making, leadership, and innovation theories.
I bring extensive experience from my work and studies at the University of Toronto. I have a combined academic experience of 20 years. I have worked with individuals and in teams to explore different methods, collect field data, elicit and synthesize insights and analyze and present finding. I advised and supported faculty and students across the disciplines within the Social Sciences and Health Sciences on writing for research funds (e.g., SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC, Canada Council, Statistics Canada, Provincial and Federal departments and agencies). I have also reviewed book manuscripts and published journal articles to high ranking journals.
I am also a social artist. My artwork pushed me to question social roles in society and in particular the question of freedom. What is freedom? I asked. Is a human being free to pursue his or her dreams fully in society without discrimination and interruptions? How much artistic expression as well as the freedom to listen, watch, protest, or participate is allowed? Is the natural world free? In this sense, Freedom––the intrinsic importance of life–is the act to colour.