Larissa graduated from the University of British Columbia with an Honours BSc degree in Cellular, Anatomical, and Physiological Sciences. Currently, she is completing her MSc in Neuroscience at McGill University as a McCall MacBain Scholar. She volunteers as an educator for Concussion Legacy Foundation and BrainReach, leading community outreach programs in elementary schools around Montréal. In her 6 years of working in research, she has authored papers examining lifestyle impacts on cognitive processing (i.e. executive functioning skills) in children with learning disabilities.
She has tutored students up to the undergraduate university course level in biology, chemistry, psychology, and English. Her success comes from her unique approach to tutoring and career consulting that draws from her versatile background as a licensed pilot, ski coach of Alpine Canada Coach Education, violin teacher with an Associate Diploma (ARCT) from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and an Advanced Medical First Responder to name a few. As an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves, she instructs aviation theory, leadership and communication skills; she also specializes in instructing university and scholarship application writing within and outside of the Forces.
Being born and raised in British Columbia, she is an avid backcountry skier and hiker. When she’s not on a mountain, you could find her exploring the city by bike.