In her own words,
"I have a really atypical medical path. I was a makeup artist before starting medical school abroad. Maybe that's the reason why I love drawing all my notes. I'm a visual learner and I need to put abstract concepts into images to understand. At the same time, studying this way makes me practice mindfulness; which makes medical school less stressful and more fun.
I started medical school the first time at 28 years old. I did four years of medicine in Europe. I said the first time I started because now, at 32, I got accepted into medical school back in Canada, so I am again a first-year medical student. I was in a complete different field before and as much as I liked it, I knew I wanted to do more. At first, I was a little discouraged because of my age and the time it will take me to reach my goal but I realized that my age should not block me for going after what I wanted.
There's no perfect timeline in life – we all have our own. Sometimes, it's hard not to compare myself with my younger peers, but I remind myself that everything is possible with hard work, dedication, determination and with believing in yourself no matter what age you are."