Kerrianne Ryan is a Postdoctoral fellow in the department of Psychology and Neuroscience. She completed both her Honours degree in Biology and Music and her PhD in Biology at Dalhousie, and has been an Instructor in the Biology Department, as well as a Teaching Assistant for many courses. She also was a senior writing tutor for several years at the Dalhousie Writing Centre, and has been part of a team at Dalhousie researching cross-disciplinary student success and challenges in postsecondary science education.
Last year Kerrianne helped to pilot the Faculty of Science FIGS program under the mentorship of Dr. Anne Marie Ryan and Dr. Sandra Walde, as a Senior TA of two FIGS groups as well as the Leadership in Science Class which supplies the wonderful leadership students who help facilitate the FIGS. As a scientist, Kerrianne has presented her research throughout the world, and has won awards for her presentations at international conferences. Outside of science, Kerrianne has been a guest speaker for Dalhousie’s TA days, and has led seminars at Dalhousie on many aspects of scientific writing and presenting. Her interest in international development and health outcomes for marginalized populations has also led her to take on voluntary roles with various organizations that have brought her the opportunity to attend meetings and conferences including Policy and Ethics committee meetings for various organizations, intergenerational KAIROS gatherings, meetings of the Nova Scotia Association for International Co-operation and Caritas Canada, as well as the Atlantic Canada First Nations Health Conference. Kerrianne looks forward to seeing another year of excited FIGS students share in learning and thinking about science in this unique and exciting program.