Sydney is a M.Sc candidate in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, studying under Dr. Katie Clow. She will be assessing the spatial temporal distributions of ticks and tick-borne disease in companion animals across Canada. Through her data analyses, she aims to establish a distribution baseline of ticks found on companion animals and determine tick infestation patterns and the risk of tick-borne disease infection in companion animals across Canada. Sydney previously completed her B.ScH in Zoology at the University of Guelph. She is interested in One Health and Public Health, zoonotic diseases, parasitology, epidemiology, and animal health.