Anne-Kristina’s interest in ergonomics was kindled during her undergrad degree in Kinesiology here at SFU. After lots of exploration of different opportunities in ergonomics, her passion for the field has found her come full circle and she is now the Chair of the Occupational Ergonomics Certificate in BPK. Anne-Kristina admits to having made many mistakes trying to balance school, sport and social life while on the SFU swim, basketball and ski teams, as well as the Canadian National Canoe and Kayak team, however all these experiences taught her resilience, perseverance, and the importance of letting go when things aren’t working out as expected.
Outside work she enjoys:
Hiking, cross-country, backcountry and alpine skiing, kayaking, reading, knitting, travel, and relaxing with friends, her three sons, husband and new puppy, Chilco!
Exercise, ditching technology and enjoying wine (not necessarily in that order!)
Her tips for students:
Life is never a straight path, there are many ups and downs. Celebrate the wins and learn from the losses. Be kind to yourself and recognize that some days things aren’t going to go your way. Let it go, a good night sleep and a fresh start the next morning allows you to see things in a different light.
This post was originally posted to the SFU BPK Instagram on April 29, 2021.