About me

I’m a chemist-turned-marine-ecologist who is broadly interested in studying the ecology of rocky shores and how foundation species and their associated communities will fare in the face of ongoing anthropogenic warming and ocean acidification. Currently, I am in the final stages of my doctoral program under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Harley at the University of British Columbia, where I have been recently focused on understanding how the habitat provisioning ability of bed-forming invertebrates like barnacles and mussels is altered by thermal stress. In other words, can these organisms provide a shelter for smaller and more sensitive epifauna and infauna to ride out heat waves, even when the foundation species themselves may experience mortality events? Outside of research, I spend plenty of time outdoors running, hiking, biking, and scuba diving, and am increasingly an avid board gamer and baker of fine cakes and patisserie.