Garielle holds a BSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Calgary and is currently completing her Masters of Arts in Biological Anthropology through the University of Calgary. Her research interests include global health, maternal & child health, medical education both in the Canadian context and globally, physician wellness, patient safety, and knowledge translation. Garielle’s thesis work is focused on children’s health in the Jinotega region of Nicaragua where she is using a blend of anthropological and biological methodologies to assess gut function and nutritional status in children under two years of age. At W21C Garielle supports the Alberta Children’s Hospital Spine Program as they examine the impact of innovations in spinal deformity surgery to minimize health resource utilization and maximize patient safety and quality of care.