I completed my B.Sc at the University of Waterloo in 2012 in Biology, with a specialization in Ecology and Environmental Biology. As part of my degree I participated in the Co-operative Education Program and completed work terms at the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (formerly Atomic Energy Canada Limited), and Environment Canada. I developed a passion for toxicology and risk assessment through these experiences, and after graduating I found a job that complements my interests at Intrinsik Environmental Sciences. In 2013 I decided to go back to school part-time, so I started my MSc in Biology with a specialization in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology at Carleton University, under the supervision of Drs. Robert Letcher and Bill Willmore. My thesis investigates the efficacy of organophosphate triester flame retardants and their diester metabolites to competitively displace thyroid hormones from recombinant human and avian transport proteins, using an in vitro protein binding assay.