Casey McCarthy holds a B.A. in Communication from Simon Fraser University and a certificate in Technical Communication from Vancouver Island University. In her role as a research assistant, she assists Dr. Balka with the administrative duties related to the HeIDE project. Her experience also includes an internship with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), where she worked on the IT Training Team. Casey previously worked on the ACTION for Health project from 2006-2008, where she contributed to a study on the BC HealthGuide.