My #YouthSpark

My #YouthSpark

Before I discovered code, I wanted to be a digital artist. My dream was to be a Pixar animator and be part of bringing joy to millions through cute, quirky characters and heartfelt stories. In the summer of tenth grade I went to a computer graphics camp at University of Pennsylvania, thinking I would learn [...]

3 Tricks to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

3 Tricks to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

From a very young age we are taught that speaking to large groups of people is terrifying. We're taught that people are by default judgmental and will look for any and every flaw you have before you've even opened your mouth. In the same breath we learn that we should look for those flaws in [...]

Happy New Year! A look back at 2014…

Happy New Year! A look back at 2014…

What. A. Year. Looking back at this day in 2013, it's amazing to see how much can happen in just 365 days. In January 2014 I started my first work term at Microsoft, and since then I have had some incredible experiences and had the opportunity to meet and work with superstars from across the globe. [...]

Tech Girls Canada Portrait of Strength

Tech Girls Canada Portrait of Strength

As you start to make your way in any industry, finding groups and organizations that resonate with you is a great way to find support, friendships, and professional relationships in your field. As a young woman in tech, I'm part of a number of Women in Tech and Women in STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering and [...]

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

What are you thankful for?

How to Wear a Fitbit With Any Outfit Part 2: Bytten

How to Wear a Fitbit With Any Outfit Part 2: Bytten

A few months ago I wrote a post called "How to Wear a Fitbit With Any Outfit," featuring fabric Fitbit covers by a Canadian company, Design.UX. I have since renamed that post to be part one in a series, because I discovered another company with a different take on dressing up Fitbit Flexes (and Jawbone [...]

Hippy Talk and a Good Pair of Flare

Hippy Talk and a Good Pair of Flare

Until a few weeks ago, I didn't really like my hips. I mean, I liked them in high waisted jeans and tight dresses, but my daily dressing routine featured a recurring question: how do I deal with my hips? But that all changed when, after I lamented the fact that I can't wear rompers because [...]