Chantel Briana Campbell (BME PhD candidate) has always had a deep dislike for the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
For Campbell, who was born in Jamaica and spent her childhood in Toronto’s Rexdale neighbourhood, the question was too limiting: she never had just one answer.
“I knew that I wanted to be a fine artist, and medical scientist. Additionally, the fields of psychology and linguistics have always intrigued me. Growing up, I also had a passion for building things and creating atypical structures,” she says.
Her undergraduate research pursuits highlighted her diverse interests – she completed four independent thesis projects focused on addiction psychology, contemporary fine arts, multiethnolect enregisterment, and neurolinguistic development.
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