Astronaut candidate's profile
The candidates participating in the astronaut selection process all have unique journeys and outstanding qualities and skills. You can read their remarkable profiles here.
Where were you born?
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
Where do you currently live?
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
- Ph.D., biophysics – University of Waterloo
What is your current job?
Commercial pilot / Post-doctoral fellow, Lakehead University, Department of Chemistry - I have two careers. I fly a Boeing 737 all over North and Central America for a large Canadian airline. I also study Alzheimer's disease and am researching magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to detect Alzheimer's disease earlier.
Why do you want to become an astronaut?
I have always been interested in science and exploration. During my Ph.D. studies, I studied some of the smallest forces in the human body – the force of two proteins joining one another. Now I'd like to study the very large – space. Being an astronaut combines both of my passions for science and exploration.
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