October 2022 Student Spotlight
Describe your research/creative scholarship in a few sentences that we can all understand: My research examines the psychological characteristics of adults who drive after cannabis use in Canada and the United States.
Q: What does your research look like on a day-to-day basis? What do you spend most of your time doing?
A: In addition to computing statistics, I'm currently drafting a manuscript that describes the scope and impact of the subject that we are studying.
Q: Who mentors your project?
A: Dr. Michael Amlung
Q: What surprised you about doing a larger research or creative project?
A: My involvement with research has increased my respect and appreciation for the scientific process. Every aspect of this process has demanded meticulous attention, creativity, and patience. "Good" research is hard to conduct!
Q:What did you find most challenging about getting involved in or doing your project? What advice would you offer to students facing similar challenges?
A: The mountain of new information encountered and skills needed can appear overwhelming. I'd remind students that our purpose is to learn, to make mistakes, and that we have many avenues of support.
Q: What do you like most about your project?
A: I've enjoyed working closely with Dr. Amlung. I've gained a new appreciation for research, a better understanding of what is expected from researchers, and this experience has been valuable in informing my future career choices. Additionally, I'm proud that our work will help real people.
Q: How do you spend your time when you’re not working on your project?
A: I'm a busy body. I love to spend time with friends and family, working out, finding new music, cooking, and trying to keep my bonsai tree healthy.