I am currently a first year student at George Brown College in Toronto, ON, Canada. I am in the jewellery Program. Though I have entered school only this fall, jewellery has always been a part of my life. My father and uncle were both bench jewellers and watchmakers. My sister and two cousins are also in the industry. We have had watchmakers, goldsmiths, designers, owners, retailers and gemmologists in the family. I love working at my bench and often wonder why I did not find this passion earlier in my life. I was a high school math and science teacher before coming into the family business as a second career choice. I love the sounds and smells of the studio, they flood my mind with memories of my father working hard at his bench.