I have always had a personal interest in technology, which started when I would “fix” the family computer running Windows 95 as a three-year-old. This has blossomed into a life-long love of technology, both personally and professionally.
When I learned through a news report about the benefits older adults can experience when they use technology, I co-founded the enTECH Computer Club
at the University of Waterloo as an undergraduate student. EnTECH's vision is a world where everyone has the means, support, and tools to engage with technology
, and primarily accomplishes this by directly supporting older adults living in retirement and long-term care homes in using technology to keep in contact with their families, and for recreation.
What started as a small group of undergrad students going to a local retirement home once a week blossomed into an organization that is entering its seventh year of operations, and spawning four articles, two peer-reviewed publications, two media interviews, and a TEDx talk I delivered at TEDxUW in 2020: