In 1994 she graduated from
Dawson College in Montreal with a diploma in Social Sciences. During the summers of
1995-1996, she worked as a farm labourer at the Cedar Creek Estate Winery in British
Columbia. With a new found appreciation of the agricultural domain, she went on to obtain
a technician`s diploma in fruit and vegetable production from the Institut de technologie
Agro-Alimentaire de La Pocatière graduating in 1998. In summer of 1998, she returned to
the Estate as a part of work study program to further her knowledge in farm management.
Upon the completion of her studies, she worked as a eco-counsellor for an
agro-environmental consultant group which catered to
producers. As a part of her
functions as an eco-counsellor, she attended a continuing education program on new
innovative techniques in soil conservation. In mai of 1999, she joined our research team
as a technician and is presently working on strawberries, apples and
data on known cultivars and new selections.