Writers

Abbey Drew

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Hi, my name is Abbey, and I am joining the SPARK team this summer as a new writer! I am going into my fourth year of the Psychology co-op program here at the University of Guelph. This past year, I have become involved in research at the University in the field of Applied Social Psychology. In the upcoming fall and winter semesters, I will continue this research and will be writing my honours thesis on the topic of social norms and alcohol consumption. Outside of school and work, I enjoy spending my time with friends and family. I love going for walks, hiking, and spending time outdoors. I am looking forward to learning more about the fantastic research happening here at the University of Guelph, and getting to work alongside the SPARK team!

Vanessa Virgo

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My name is Vanessa Virgo, and I’m new to the SPARK team this fall! I’m a second-year student in the Arts and Sciences program, minoring in neuroscience and international development. While quarantine gave me time to try all types of weird new hobbies, my favourite things to do are cook, run, or read a good book. In addition to this, I also love to spend my time volunteering and hitting the slopes in the winter. I’m a very curious person— so I’m beyond excited to get to know more about the research going on at Guelph. I’m looking forward to working with such a spectacular team this fall!