I am a PhD candidate and Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholar (CGSD) studying orbital dynamics of exoplanets at the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. I am supervised by and work with Professor Norm Murray at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA).
I investigate the orbital dynamics of compact planetary systems. The Kepler telescope discovered hundreds of multi-planet systems, but we have an incomplete understanding of how they formed and have changed over billions of years. I do theoretical work studying the long-term evolution of compact systems to learn how observed systems have been dynamically sculpted to their present-day architectures.
In my spare time, I have a wide variety of hobbies that I enjoy. I'm mesmerised by ballet, and I take classes recreationally and attend professional shows. I can often be found playing all sorts of board games and video games, and also play Dungeons & Dragons. Having spent most of my life in Vancouver, I also love to go hiking - especially if it's up a mountain!
The background image depicts a rendition of the exoplanet system TRAPPIST-1, a system tightly-packed planets like those I study in my own research.