PhD (Physical Education & Recreation), University of Alberta, 2015
MA (Physical Education & Recreation), University of Alberta, 2009
BA, with Distinction (Sociology & History), University of Alberta, 2001
• Completed Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship in Communication Studies at Concordia University in Montreal (2016), focusing on research-creation methods in critical disability studies.
• Competed as a Paralympic Athlete in wheelchair basketball (2002-2007), winning a bronze Paralympic medal and a world Championship. Also competed on several professional-level men’s teams.
• Held major sport leadership positions, including National Athlete’s Representative and Women’s Commissioner, as well as co-founding and Chairing the Inferno Wheelchair Basketball Society in Edmonton.
• Coached both wheelchair basketball and “stand up” basketball from local to elite levels (1993 – 2012), including assistant coaching at MacEwan University and program coaching for Wheelchair Basketball Canada.
• Background in social justice through the arts, having made and toured five social-justice-oriented films, and having trained as an emerging dancer and choreographer with CRIPSiE.