Shirley is currently a graduate student in neuroscience at the University of Alberta. She is deeply passionate about all aspects of our health care system and she participates from both a medical research background and through advocacy. Shirley has been passionate about health care from a very young age. Her mother is a family physician and a role model for Shirley. Her ambition is to enter medical school and become a doctor. Shirley is a volunteer ER attendant at the Misericordia Hospital where she aids nurses and provides assistance to patients and visitors. She also volunteers as at Villa Caritas and provides support to seniors. Her volunteer experience includes special events like the Heritage Festival and Walk for Seniors as well as helping at the Mustard Seed kitchen. Shirley’s goal is to learn about other aspects of health care, including how to enable easily accessible health care for all.