What is one thing you want students to know about you?
I believe conversation is the most important thing in life, and much of my attention goes into improving my abilities in this regard. Everything is, in my opinion, improved by a skillful conversationalist, and someone who can find at least some way to converse with all people makes the world a warmer place.
What's your educational background?
Bachelor of Humanities, Carleton University, 2019
Master of Arts in Political Science, Carleton University, 2021
Doctor of Arts in Political Science with a Specialization in Political Theory, University of Toronto, Expected Graduation 2027
What are 4-5 personality traits you would use to describe yourself?
Straightforward, honest, humorous, lighthearted, curious.
Name your favourite TV show, movie, and song:
Favourite TV show: Mad Men
Favourite movie: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Favourite song: Um Mitternacht by Gustav Mahler
What are some of your hobbies?
Poetry, reading, writing, board games, soccer, indie films.
What was your favourite subject in high school?
What is something you would tell your younger self in high school?
Most of the things you do in life, with some small exceptions, should be done for their own sake - or at least contain some aspect worth doing for its own sake; this will save you from putting yourself into situations that make you doubt yourself and who you are.