I am the Education & Communication Coordinator for IMPACTT, a pan-Canadian microbiome research core at the University of Calgary led by Dr. Kathy McCoy.
I am a microbial ecologist by training and have a PhD in Biology from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan where I studied wine microbiology and biochemistry under Dr. Daniel Durall. After that, I worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California San Diego where I studied COVID-19 and the pregnancy microbiome under Dr. Louise Laurent.
I am passionate about science education, and about communicating complex topics in an accessible way.
Postgraduate Research and Professional Experience
IMPACTT Education & Communication Coordinator University of Calgary | Calgary, Canada | Sep 2021 - present
Postdoctoral Scholar University of California, San Diego | La Jolla, CA, USA | Apr 2020 - Aug 2021 Supervisor: Dr. Louise Laurent
Postdoctoral Researcher University of British Columbia | Kelowna, Canada | Sep 2019 - Dec 2019 Supervisors: Dr. Daniel Durall and Dr. Wesley Zandberg
PhD in Biology University of British Columbia, Okanagan | Kelowna, Canada | 2019 Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Durall
BSc (Hons) in Microbiology University of British Columbia | Kelowna, Canada | 2014 Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Durall
International Academic Experience
University of Adelaide | Adelaide, Australia | 2016-2017 Five-month research project conducted in collaboration with Dr. Vladimir Jiranek
University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Scotland | 2012-2013 One year international undergraduate study