I am a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto working with Dr. Yanqin Wu. My research focuses on using statistics and the population of confirmed exoplanets to constrain formation scenarios as well as finding hydrodynamic origins for the gaps and rings observed in ALMA discs.
My undergraduate degree is from Quest University Canada where I studied astronomy and physics. At Quest students do not have majors, and instead create questions that guide their studies. My question was "Are we alone in the Galaxy?". My thesis project, called a Keystone project, was titled Follow-up Observations of WASP-36 was advised by Dr. Ian Hoffman. For this project I worked with Dr. Aaron Boley at the University of British Columbia to characterize the University Southern Observatory for transit follow-ups and TTV detections.
When I am not doing astronomy, I am an avid backpacker, climber and paddler and I really enjoy taking care of my ever expanding collection of houseplants. I am committed to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion in astronomy as well as making science accessable to diverse audiences. I mentor students through Girls SySTEM and I am featured on See it, be it, STEM it.