Biomedical Media + Illustration


Awards + Achievments
  • AMI Salon –  Award of Merit (2013) – Student Category
  • AMI Salon –  Award of Merit (2012) – Student Category
  • CIHR Health Research Communications Award (2012)
  • CMMT Medical Illustrator Internship (2012)

About Melissa

Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, I completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. Through Kinesiology, I was able to develop my lifelong interest in Human Biology and Health Science, eventually focusing on the nervous system and the fascinating ways in which movement is controlled and coordinated in the human body.

Although my elective foray into first year studio art during the final part of my undergraduate degree was simply meant to rekindle an old passion for visual arts, it ended up putting me on a new career path. I was fortunate enough to find out about the field of Biomedical Communications around this time and I spent two invaluable years in the continuing education program at Emily Carr University honing my visual art skills and working on my application.

I have always been captivated by the details of the natural world, and I am amazed by how much enjoyment there is in sharing this information with other people. I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Biomedical Communications program at U of T, and I look forward to a career that will continually challenge me to find the most effective ways to connect with others.

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