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A graduate of both the University of Guelph and Queen’s University.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
My bio does not mention my passion for travel and my desire to explore all corners of the globe, specifically Southeast Asia.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Outside of academia, I would say that I am extremely proud of completing my first solo backpacking trip to Japan and Korea.
How do you define cool?
I think that what is "cool" is constantly shifting over time, and often what we consider cool at one time does not stay cool for long. I would define cool as something that is unique for the time in which is has emerged, while also pushing the boundaries for it's era.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
My secret to uncovering trends comes from looking to other cultures - just look at what happened with South Korean beauty product in recent years.
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I appreciate the fact that Trend Hunter has such a wide international readership, which means that I am able to use the platform to reach a vast number of people throughout the world.
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My favourite trend is ChocoSol in Toronto because of their innovative and environmentally conscious approach to chocolate. I like that they seek to make every aspect of their business more ethical, right down to using pedal-power to grind the cocoa beans for the production of their chocolates.
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When it comes to online media, the audience is generally looking for a quick-read, so making your post easy to understand is key to being relatable to the broadest number of people.
How do you reset to be creative?
When I need to reset I practice Vinyasa yoga because it gets your body moving and allows you to clear your mind.
What inspires or excites you?
I am always inspired and excited by what is going on in other parts of the world. As someone who has extensively studied global development and has done a great deal of travel myself, I think that there is so much to be learned by looking at what is new and exciting in other countries.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
I predict the integration of most daily tasks with our smartphones by 2020. For example, I would personally love an app that would help me prepare my meals throughout the day!
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Candy-Flavored Yogurts
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Candy-Filled Lollipops
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Calorie Conscious Breads
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Summertime Breakfast Bowls
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Spicy Texas-Style Chicken Strips
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Ready-to-Drink Canned Mojitos
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One-Day-Only Sandwich Collabs
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Saucy BBQ Burgers
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Saucy Street Corn Offerings
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Ultra-Filtered Reduced Fat Milks
Ultra-Filtered Reduced Fat Milks
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Single-Serve Cookie Pies
Single-Serve Cookie Pies
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Seasoned Sausage Pizzas
Seasoned Sausage Pizzas
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Single-Serve Strawberry Cheesecakes
Single-Serve Strawberry Cheesecakes
Popeyes is Serving Up a Strawberry Cheesecake Cup This Summer
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Chocolaty Horchata Shakes
Chocolaty Horchata Shakes
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Plant-Based Summer Smoothies
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Gooey S’mores Cookies
Gooey S’mores Cookies
Pieology Has New S’mores Cookies for Summer 2021
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Pulled Pork-Topped Waffle Fries
Pulled Pork-Topped Waffle Fries
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Miniature Frozen French Baguettes
Miniature Frozen French Baguettes
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Blended Goat's Milk Cheeses
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Sparkling Canned Lemonades
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Kid-Friendly Dessert Pizzas
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California-Style Flatbreads
California-Style Flatbreads
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Drag Culture-Celebrating Dishes
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Hydrating Watermelon Smoothies
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Mystery Sauce-Topped Fries
Mystery Sauce-Topped Fries
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Hawaiian-Style Beef Burgers
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Refreshing Real Fruit Teas
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Strawberry-Themed Drink Menus
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Ice Cream-Inspired Cookies
Ice Cream-Inspired Cookies
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Charitable Candy Bar Packaging
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Sustainable Peruvian Scallops
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Ready-Made Cauliflower Pizza Crusts
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Harissa-Spiced Hummus Dips
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Distinctly Crunchy Chicken Sandwiches
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Louisiana-Style Chicken Sandwiches
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French Fry-Seasoned Tenders
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Luxury Sustainable Lunch Boxes
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Drinkable Valentine's Day Cards
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Ready-to-Cook Teriyaki Chicken Wings
Ready-to-Cook Teriyaki Chicken Wings
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Snackable Sea Bream Filets
Snackable Sea Bream Filets
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90s Snack Pack Merch
90s Snack Pack Merch
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Popping Boba Sodas
Popping Boba Sodas
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Meat-Topped Salad Bowls
Meat-Topped Salad Bowls
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Nostalgia-Inducing Pool Floats
Nostalgia-Inducing Pool Floats
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Classic Slip-On Sneakers
Classic Slip-On Sneakers
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Clean Ingredient Candle Brands
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Aromatic Italian Spice Blends
Aromatic Italian Spice Blends
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Compact Cross-Body Bags
Compact Cross-Body Bags
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Rolled Chipotle Chicken Melts
Rolled Chipotle Chicken Melts
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Ultra-Cozy Holiday Collections
Ultra-Cozy Holiday Collections
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