A shortened curriculum vitae:

(please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like an updated CV or a .pdf of my CV)

Research Positions:


EnviroLab Asia Postdoctoral Fellow, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, USA



W. Garfield Weston Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada


PhD Biology, Queen’s University, Canada
Thesis: Diatoms as indicators of environmental and climatic change in peatlands and lakes located across the Boreal Shield and Hudson Bay Lowlands of Canada


​MSc Environmental and Life Sciences, Trent University, Canada
Thesis: A total phosphorus budget for the Lake of the Woods


BScH Biology, Queen’s University, Canada
Thesis: Recent environmental changes in a nutrient-enriched site in the Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada: a diatom-based paleolimnological investigation


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​​Fellowships and awards: 

2015-2017        W. Garfield Weston Postdoctoral Fellowship for Northern Research
​2015-2016        L'Oréal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowship with the support of the Canadian      

                         Commission for UNESCO
​2014                 NSERC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Supplement, UCLA, Los Angeles 
2014                 Queen’s Graduate Award 
2013                 Top PhD Oral Presentation Award, Ontario-Québec Paleolimnology Symposium 
​2012-2014        NSERC Alexander Graham Bell (CGS D) 
​2012                 Graduate Dean’s Grant for Doctoral Field Research
2012                 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined) 
​2011-2013        Northern Science Training Program 
​2011-2012        W. Garfield Weston Foundation Fellowship, WCS Canada
​2010-2012        Ontario Graduate Scholarship 
​2010                 Symons Trust Fund for Canadian Studies 
​2008-2010        MSc Graduate Research Award 

Teaching and Mentoring:

2017, 2018        Visiting Professor, EA30L Fall, Keck Sciences Department, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges. 

2015                  Guest Lecturer, Freshwater Ecology (BIO4156) and Toxicology (TOX9105), University of Ottawa.

2013, 2015        Guest Lecturer, Environmental Change (BIOL527), “Peatland processes and environmental change”, Queen’s


2014                  Lab demonstrator and ‘Collaborative Learning’ facilitator, Introduction to Biology (BIOL102), Queen’s University.

2013, 2015        Guest Lecturer, Environmental Change (BIOL822), “Using peatland records to track environmental change: a

                          Hudson Bay Lowlands case study”, Queen’s University.

2013-2014         Undergraduate Mentor, Environmental Science Honours Thesis Student - Clare Nelligan (currently a PhD candidate

                          at PEARL) “A paleolimnological assessment of cladoceran assemblage changes in two lakes from Northern

                          Ontario’s “Ring of Fire”.

2012                  Lab demonstrator, Introduction to Biology (BIOL102), Queen’s University.

2011-2012         Undergraduate Mentor, Biology Honours Thesis Student - Kristen Coleman (received a MSc at PEARL) “Tracking

                          the Development of a Floating Vegetation Mat on a Lake Near Kakisa (NWT, Canada), and Its Implications for Lake

                          Ecology and Mercury Transport”.

2011                  Lab demonstrator ‘Phytoplankton Module’, Limnology Field Weekend at the Queen’s Biology Station, Kingston, ON.

2011                  Lab demonstrator, Diversity of Life II (BIOL202), Queen’s University.

2010                  Lab demonstrator, Limnology (BIOL335), Queen’s University.

2009                  Teaching Assistant, Environmental Assessment: Sampling and Analysis (ERSC2230), Trent University.

2009                  Teaching Assistant, Environmental Assessment: Chemical and Laboratory Methods (ERSC2220), Trent University.

2008                  Teaching Assistant, Methods for Evaluating Environmental Impacts (ERSC220), Trent University.


2017                  Session co-chair for "Long-term plankton dynamics", SCL 2017, Montreal, Québec 

​2013-2017         Secretary and Treasurer, Canadian Quaternary Association (CANQUA)

2016                  Session Co-chair “Diatoms in the Paleosciences”, International Diatom Symposium (IDS), Québec City, Québec 
2016                  Student oral and poster presentation Judge, Ontario-Québec Paleolimnology Symposium (PALS), Kingston, Ontario
2011-2014         Awards Committee Co-Chair, International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) 
2011-2013         Canadian Student Board Member, International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR)​
2011-2012         Coordinator, Limnology Seminar Series, Biology Department, Queen’s University​
2010                  Environmental and Life Sciences Executive Committee M.Sc. Representative.
2009-2010         Environmental and Life Sciences Program Representative, Graduate Student Association, Trent University​
2009-2010         Science Liaison, Graduate Student Association, Trent University​
2009-2010         Chair, Thomas H.B. Symons Seminar Series on Graduate Student Research, Graduate Student Association,

                          Trent University​

Journal Reviewer: Aquatic Sciences, Biodiversity and Conservation, Boreas, Ecological Indicators, Ecology and Evolution, Environmental Science and Technology, Freshwater Biology, Geoderma, Global Change Biology, Journal of Hydrology, Journal of Paleolimnology, Lake and Reservoir Management, Polar Research, Science of the Total Environment, Soil Science Society of America Journal, Water Research, Wetlands.