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Graduated from SFU in 2019
Degrees Received: BSc
Concentration in Active Health & Rehabilitation
Certificate in Health and Fitness Studies
BCIT Nuclear Medicine Technology Diploma
CAMRT (The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists) certified as a Registered Technologist in Nuclear Medicine
Eileen is currently a DXA Densitometry Technologist at Bodycomp Imaging.
Growing up, Eileen was always fortunate enough to be involved in sports. Throughout school, she worked in parks and recreation, which allowed her to share her passion for living an active lifestyle. Numerous volunteer positions, clinical placements, and practicum placements made Eileen realize how she wanted to pursue an education and career that blended my interests in the health and fitness industry, as well as the healthcare industry. Upon completion of my bachelor’s degree at SFU, Eileen pursued a further diploma in medical imaging at BCIT to help support her career aspirations.
1) What is your current position? What does a typical work day look like for you?
I am currently a DXA Densitometry Technologist at Bodycomp Imaging. At Bodycomp Imaging, I specialize in using DXA technology to perform full body composition and diagnostic bone density scans for clients. I process the data and interpret the results in order to provide a basis for athletic performance and weight management, as well as provide personalized nutritional and exercise consultations to meet each client’s needs.
2) How did your education in BPK influence your career?
My education in BPK has proved to be very beneficial for this role. From my degree, I built a strong working knowledge of sport science, physiology, and nutritional theories. Furthermore, my volunteer and research experiences helped me find my passion for helping others better understand their health.
3) Who in BPK had an impact on you and why?
From my research involvement with the Cardiovascular Physiology lab to volunteering for numerous faculty activities, many people have had a positive impact on my experience at SFU as a whole. Every friend, professor, faculty, and peer has helped shape my experience and made all the difference in pushing myself to achieve the best that I could.
4) What is your favourite memory of your time at SFU as an undergraduate?
Looking back, the most memorable moments were all the late nights and weekends that were spent studying with my friends in the BPK lounge or labs. From practicing for practical exams and filling every white board with our study notes, to ordering takeout and watching a hockey game. There are definitely a lot of memories there.
5) What advice would you give to today’s BPK student?
Get involved in various opportunities! Whether it be extracurricular or academic, explore your passions and create the community that you want to surround yourself with during your time at SFU. Those individuals that you will meet really do help carry you through the most stressful of times, but also celebrate the highest of times with you.