I'm a PhD candidate 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 Galactic magnetism. For my PhD thesis, I am grateful to be working under the co-supervision Bryan Gaensler (Dunlap Institute) and Susan Clark (Institute for Advanced Study) to understand how the Galactic magnetic field is threaded between different components of the multi-phase interstellar medium. I am also working with Peter Martin (CITA) on using deeply embedded stars to characterize the interstellar extinction curve towards 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. I am currently a member of the PRISM (People Representing Intersectional Spectral Minorities) Committee which seeks to provide space and advocacy for LGBTQ+ individuals while educating the Department on queer issues. I am also currently involved in facilitating a conversation among the graduate student body on the ongoing TMT issues as a part of the TMT Statement Committee in an effort to ensure that the graduate voice is heard. As a member of the Dunlap Diversity Committee (DDC), I have contributed to organizing DiversiTea workshops covering topics such as imposter syndrome, graduate mental health, stress management, and LGBTQ+ inclusivity. 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.