Dr. Harder was born and raised in Winnipeg. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a double degree: a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Her research on universal adhesives, which is a material used to keep fillings in place, won first place nationally at the Canada Dental Association Conference. She went on to represent Canada and be recognized internationally for her research at the International Association for Dental Research Conference. She has received the Dr. John Grahame Scholarship for community service and high academic standing.
Dr. Harder loves teaching and teaches once a week for the second-year dental students at the University of Manitoba.
As a child, Dr. Harder was actually afraid of going to the dentist, so she sympathizes with patients who are nervous about dental visits and aspires to create a positive experience.
During her studies, she was the recipient of the Dr. Edgar N. Cole Memorial Scholarship for the highest standing in the course of pain and anxiety control. She also has been trained in nitrous oxide to help patients with dental anxiety.
Besides dentistry, Dr. Harder's other passions include creating art, being in nature, and taking care of her chinchilla.