Robert Morris University
BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Growin 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. There she majored in Biology with a concentration in Pre Med and minored 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 further pursue her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto while working in eHealth of innovation at UHN.
WHY ARE YOU #ForTheGame?:
To date, female hockey players have yet to have a sustainable hockey league. I'm playing to help create a league that will provide adequate media exposure, health insurance, financial stability, and proper training facilities with ice time. I'm honored to be apart of this movement, that will make the dream of young female athletes, like I once had, into a reality where they can pursue hockey as a career. On a personal level, living with type 1 diabetes is difficult, and playing hockey encourages me to manage my diabetes and build important skillsets.