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Keiko Patterson BSc H (Life Sciences)

Keiko joined the CHANGEpain team as a volunteer in May 2017 which inspired her to pursue her current position as a Chronicler!

Keiko graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in Life Sciences in May 2017. She recently returned from living in Nepal for 3 months where she had an opportunity to intern at a cancer hospital and trek the Annapurna Circuit. Her goal is to pursue a degree in Medicine and one day work for an NGO that focuses on environmental sustainability planning and how it can positively impact population health.

She became interested in volunteering with CHANGEpain after recognizing the impact that chronic pain can have on someone’s life. This motivated her to be a part of a team that focuses on finding the best treatments to improve one’s daily functioning and overall quality of life. 

Since she was young, Keiko has been passionate about sports and nutrition. In grade 11 she traveled to India where she had the opportunity to stay at a yoga ashram. In her spare time she enjoys being an advocate for local food and helping others to live a balanced lifestyle.