I am a biologist broadly interested in applied ecology and conservation of aquatic ecosystems. Specifically, I study ways in which we can conserve fishes at risk of extinction and predict the spread of invasive species. I completed my PhD in the Mandrak Lab at the University of Toronto and co-supervised by Dr. Olaf Weyl at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity. I have worked on numerous research projects around the world: Canada, East Africa, Panama, and South Africa.
Other than being in the field and working in the lab, I am an active volunteer. Within the university, I founded the UTSC Ecology and Evolution Journal Club, which is now run by Emily Chenery (website credit), who is a PhD student in the Molnar and Mandrak labs, and Vanessa Luzuriaga-Aveiga. Formerly, I was an executive on the EEB Graduate Student Association (EGSA) and President of the Graduate Student Association at Scarborough. In the community, I coordinated the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Association for Girls in Science (for 3 years) and have done lots of other outreach activities (see Science Outreach tab).