Since I was a child I have been enthralled by the natural world. Despite – or perhaps, in spite of – growing up in downtown Toronto, and never having had a pet, I developed a fondness for animals and an appreciation for the diversity of life on this planet.
I am finishing my PhD in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Hutchings (now supervised by Dr. Anne Dalziel and Dr. Aaron MacNeil) looking at the plastic effects of thermal variability zebrafish (Danio rerio).
I completed my M. Sc. in the lab of Dr. Njal Rollinson. My project investigated temperature dependent sex determination and timing of developmental events in a Northern population of snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina).
In September 2023 I'll be joining Dr. Nick Mandrak's lab at UTSC as a Liber Ero Fellow to study the ecophysiology and human dimension of invasive goldfish.