Robert Morris University
BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Growing up Anissa competed for team Atlantic and New Brunswick. She went on to play high school at Appleby College and in the PWHL for the Oakville Hornets and Burlington Barracudas. She completed her undergraduate studies playing for Robert Morris University majoring in Biology with a concentration in Pre Med and minoring in Chemistry. She went on to study her master of science in experimental surgery at the University of Alberta evaluating islet transplantation. Simultaneously she was on the Calgary Inferno roster in the CWHL. Last year Anissa moved to Toronto to play for the Toronto Furries and will either further pursue her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto while working in eHealth of innovation at UHN or attend dental school.
WHY ARE YOU #ForTheGame?:
Female hockey players have yet to have a sustainable hockey league where they can compete, showcase their accomplishments, and make a living. I'm playing my role as a player to illuminate the inequality that our current society entails. Creating a league that will provide adequate media exposure, health insurance, financial stability, and proper training facilities with ice time is just the start. We need to change our mentality and take ownership of changing the morning coffee conversation of last night's NHL line up, but also talk about last nights any female sports action. It's not about him or her, it's about they. As someone living with type 1 diabetes and a researcher, I won't settle for ok or good. We need to do better and everyone evolved has an important role to play.