Vyshnave Jeyabalan: Improving knowledge translation
Vy's hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
MHIS candidate Vyshnave Jeyabalan takes life on one smile at a time.
Twenty-three-year-old Vyshnave Jeyabalan is currently in her first year of the Master of Health Information Science (MHIS) program at Western University.
Vyshnave, or Vy, came to the program after completing a BSc in Biology at Western with a specialization in Genetics. Her passion for biology was ignited when she became fascinated with the science of heredity in high school. This interest made the decision to study genetics obvious, but she found the choice of what to do after much more difficult.
While deliberating what step to take next, she had a chance encounter with her current supervisor, Dr. Elysée Nouvet, at a global health conference. Her natural urge to connect sparked the conversation that would lead her back to Western. By the time she left, she’d been invited to the program and persuaded by the opportunity to integrate technology.
Vy learned Bharathanatyam for 12 years.
She is the first to admit she still has plenty to learn, but already feels more capable of contributing thanks to the MHIS program. While the opportunity for a PhD certainly exists, the lure of applying the practical skills she’s acquired entices her most.
One thing’s for sure, Vy isn’t short of options.
Profiles in the Meet Our Students section are written by students in the Master of Media in Journalism & Communication program, who are enrolled in MMJC 9604 - Professional Writing.