I'm a direct-entry PhD student in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. I received my HBSc degree in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Toronto in 2016. I have worked on several areas of research including early low- and high-mass star formation, astrochemistry, interstellar extinction, and (currently) Galactic magnetism. For my PhD Thesis, I am working under the co-supervision of Bryan Gaensler (Dunlap Institute) and Susan Clark (Institute for Advanced Study) to study the structure of the Milky Way's magnetic field. In particular, I am interested in how the Galactic magnetic field connects between different phases and spatial scales of the interstellar medium. I am also working with Peter Martin on characterizing the interstellar extinction curve (the frequency-dependence of starlight attentuation by interstellar dust grains) in regions of high-mass star formation. To learn more about my research, click here.
In addition to my research, I have been actively involved in promoting a supportive and inclusive work environment. As a member of the Dunlap Diversity Committee (DDC), I have contributed to organizing DiversiTea workshops which serve as informal discussions covering topics such as imposter syndrome, graduate mental health, stress management, and LGBTQ+ safe spaces. I am also one of three co-authors of the Dunlap Code of Conduct and was a serving member of the Values Statement Committee which implemented a Values Statement for both the Dunlap Institute and the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics.