Elyse Wakeford is a fourth year biology student at Trent University and works as a patient coordinator in the dental field. She has severed in leadership positions that extended to managerial roles, including training staff member and writing and implementing new office protocols. Elyse received training as a Level II Dental Assistant from Durham College and later taught as an Dental Assistant instructor, where she was responsible for writing lesson plans which fulfill learning objectives and prepared students for the National Board Exams. Elyse has worked in hospital and clinical settings that worked extensively with pediatric and special needs patients. She has worked in her community educating the public about oral health. Elyse also has experience in working in the ecology lab as a Laboratory Assistant at Trent University.