About Me
 
 
I grew up in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, a small town on the Eastern coast of Canada. As an undergraduate, I spent the school terms studying Honours Physics-Mathematics at the University of Ottawa, and spent the summers researching meteors (shooting stars) at Mount Allison University. I decided to attend MIT for graduate studies because I knew that at MIT I’d be challenged to become the best scientist I can be. I’m thrilled to be starting a Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship at Caltech this fall! How lucky can one be, to contemplate exoplanets and other astrophysical puzzles for her profession!?
 
 
As hobbies, I love dancing (ballet and modern), and karate. At MIT, I enjoyed participating in the MIT Graduate Women in Physics, MIT Physics REFS (Resources for Easing Friction and Stress), and the Sidney-Pacific Graduate Community. Now that I’m at Caltech, I’m excited to be co-organizing a brand new Planetary Discussion Group. I’m can’t wait to see how this group evolves!
 
With my PhD Committee after successfully defending my thesis.
Just before successfully passing my black belt test.