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)
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
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,
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.