I am a Innovation Officer at Innovation & Entrepreneurship, a part of the Continuing Studies division at Yukon University. I grew up in Newfoundland and completed my studies at Memorial University, focusing on environmental sciences, impacts of climate change, and clean technologies. In 2014, I relocated to Whitehorse to work with Yukon University and industry in the mining and energy sectors to complete research that would support solutions to industry problems.
As my professional life evolved, my focus pivoted from applied research to supporting individuals and communities to develop solutions as a business opportunities. As a Innovation Officer, I partner with innovators, entrepreneurs, and communities to grow their ideas and businesses, through concept to commercialization.
As a member of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship team, I get to work closely with Yukoners to foster their ideas - whether that is done by connecting them with experts in their field, or financial support to grow their innovation into reality.