Hello!

I am a Health Policy PhD candidate in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) at McMaster University.

I obtained a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (summa cum laude) and MSc in Public Health Policy and Management from National Taiwan University (GPA4.0), and obtained  graduate certificates in Global Health and STI/HIV prevention from the Department of Global Health in the University of Washington, Seattle, on full scholarship. I have been an Registered Nurse in the State of Washington in the USA and Taiwan since 2008. I have worked for the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, CDC-Taiwan, and have volunteered in the Us, Poland, and Thailand with organizations such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the Hepatitis-C Outreach Program, King County Harm Reduction Program, Timmy Global Health, and Ban-Hom-Hug HIV/AIDS orphanage.

I freelance as an English-to-Chinese translator/interpreter for clients in medicine, nursing, and public health. Before entering academia, I was a singer/songwriter, my songs are frequently featured in commercials, and my clients include Watsons, Häagen-Dazs, Taiwan High Speed Rail, Toyota, Levis, and many beverage companies. I love learning new languages, tinkering with Ableton, backpacking, and cooking up a good dish. Thanks for visiting!

-Melodie