Writing Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Honours): Stage & Screen Studies (Writing Focus)

Queen's University

Diploma with Distinction: Freelance & Feature Writing

The London School of Journalism

Human Is What We Are: Online Writing Course

Guided by Bryonie Wise 


First Place Winner of The Canadian Woman Story Contest

Reader's Digest, 2006

Wellness Studies

Diploma of Acupuncture & Eastern Herbal Medicine (4-year program) 

Institute of Traditional Medicine || R. Ac Designation

Diploma of Natural Nutrition (2-year program)

Canadian School of Natural Nutrition || RHN Designation

AcuDetox Certification

The National Association of Acupuncture Detoxification || ADS Designation

Clinical Training

The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA)

Internship with Kaleb Montgomery, Founder of Fertility Toronto

The Institute of Reproductive Medicine (Repromed)

Specialized Workshops:

Alchemical Acupuncture for Mental-Emotional Healing with Lorie Dechar

Healing with Whole Foods with Paul Pitchford          


Certificate in Ayurveda Self-Care & Ayurveda for the Psyche with Luiza Ormond

Certificate in Yoga Studies with Ram Vakkalanka


The Karen Haffey Memorial Award for Leadership in Changing the World

The Institute of Traditional Medicine, 2013