Sydney is a M.Sc candidate in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, studying under Dr. Katie Clow. Her thesis aims to assess the spatial and temporal distributions of ticks in companion animals across Canada. Through her data analyses, she will establish a distribution baseline of ticks found on companion animals and determine tick infestation patterns 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.