Katherine is a 3rd-year Biology Undergraduate Student at Carleton University & Research Assistant at the University of Ottawa. She has an interest in research that focuses on improving the experiences of patients as they navigate the Canadian health care system. Her passions have led her to work in a research group completing qualitative research that explores the experiences of next-of-kin of young sudden cardiac death victims as they learn about their relatives’ cause of death and their personal risk for heritable cardiac conditions.
Katherine was recently awarded the CHAT Travel Award to present her team’s research on Learning About Cause Of Death Of Young Sudden Cardiac Death Victims: A Qualitative Study Of Families’ Experiences at this year’s Heart Rhythm 2022.
When asked about CHAT, Katherine said “The CHAT community has allowed me to connect with and learn from senior researchers. Additionally, as a CHAT trainee, I was awarded the CHAT Travel Award, which allowed me to travel to San Francisco to attend and present my team’s research at Heart Rhythm 2022.”
Outside of her career and current studies, Katherine is a high-performance cross-country skier racing for Équipe Nakkertok Racing Group (ENRG) and a varsity skier for Carleton University. She spends her winters racing at events across North America.