Science Career Talks 2022
Kathryn Bautista: BSc (Biology), MSc (Physiotherapy)
Kathryn graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Memorial University in 2014, and with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2016. She started working at Wedgewood Physiotherapy in 2017, where she treats patients with orthopedic injuries, sports injuries, and patients with neurological conditions. She also does exercise-based physiotherapy programs for healthy aging and falls prevention in older adults. Kathryn is completing courses towards her Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. She has completed courses for treating patients with neurological conditions through the Canadian Bobath Instructors Association and is certified in LSVT BIG, a standardized treatment protocol for people with Parkinson's disease and Parkinsonian syndromes.
Jillian Ryan: BSc (Biochemistry), MSc (Audiology)
Jillian complete a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Memorial University in 1999, followed by a Master of Science degree in Audiology from Dalhousie University in 2003. Jillian spent the next five years working as an audiologist in Halifax, NS with the Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centre. She made the move back to Newfoundland to work with Eastern Health before opening her own centre. Jillian is currently the owner and a practicing audiologist with NewLife Hearing Health Centre here in St. John's, NL.
Sarah Humber and Susan Costello of Eastern Health
Sarah is currently the Project Manager for a new cancer centre build in Corner Brook, NL. After completing a BSc in Biology from Acadia University, Sarah went on to complete a BSc in Radiation Therapy from the University of Toronto and became a certified Medical Radiation Technologist in Radiation Therapy (MRT(T)). She then completed an MSc in Enhance Radiotherapy and Oncology Practice at Sheffield Hallam University. Sarah spent some time working in her field in Ontario before moving back to Newfoundland.
Susan is the current Division Manager for the Radiation Therapy unit and has been since 2019. She completed a BSc in Radiation Sciences at the University of Toronto and is a certified (MRT(T)). Susan worked as a Radiation Therapist at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Centre in St. John's from 23004-2019.
Cassidy Welsh: BSc Biology, MSc Genetic Counselling (in-progress)
Cassidy Welsh graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in biology in 2019. She then went on to begin a Masters of Science in Medicine where her research focused on the genetics of psoriatic arthritis and is hoping to graduate in May 2022. After exploring genetic research, volunteering at the Provincial Medical Genetics Program, and various other organizations, she decided to pursue a career in genetic counselling. Cassidy is now a first-year genetic counselling student at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.