MSc., (AE) Associate Ergonomist
Larissa has been working as a self-employed ergonomist since 2014, predominantly in the Montreal region. She completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Anderson University in South Carolina. Armed with a strong interest in injury prevention and mechanics of the body, she continued on to complete a Masters in Biomechanics and Ergonomics Research in 2014 from McGill University in Quebec.
Larissa also works as a Research Assistant at a McGill University laboratory, bringing her research methodology experience to the LocAlley team, in addition to her experiences in self-employment. She is currently applying her grant writing, budget development, and business finance skills to her role on the LocAlley team.
Larissa believes the LocAlley initiative is important to help support, connect and promote small business owners. She has a strong foundation in community engagement initiatives through her affiliations with: Le Detour (a volunteer-run neighbourhood grocery store); The Welcome Collective (settling newly arrived refugees in Canada); The Adaptive Sports Foundation (providing opportunities to individuals with disabilities for participation in outdoor physical activity); and her on-going involvement with professional ergonomics associations.
Larissa is excited to bring her expertise and professional experiences to the LocAlley team, inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs in her family, her two beautiful daughters.