CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Education

Science Communication Certificate (2017)
Seneca College | Toronto, ON, Canada

Ph.D. Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy (2012–2016)
Queen's University | Kingston, ON, Canada
"The SHIVir Survey: A Dynamical Catalogue of Virgo Cluster Galaxies and their Scaling Relations"
Advisor: Prof. Stéphane Courteau

M.Sc. Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy (2010–2012)
Queen's University | Kingston, ON, Canada
"The Dynamical Properties of Virgo Cluster Galaxies"
Advisor: Prof. Stéphane Courteau

B.Sc. Honours Physics (2007–2010)
McGill University | Montréal, QC, Canada
"A Multi-Wavelength Study of RCS Galaxy Clusters and their Galaxy Populations"
Advisor: Prof. Tracy M. Webb


Awards

Young Researcher Ambassador Award | Partners in Research National Awards | 2018

Article of the Month | Let's Talk Science/CurioCity | 2017

NSERC PGS-D3 Fellowship (held at Queen's University) | NSERC | 2013-2016

Commemoration of Service | Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Kingston Chapter | 2015

Senator Frank Carrel Fellowship | Queen's University | 2012

Best Poster Presentation, Honourable Mention | McGill Undergraduate Physics Poster Day | 2009


Work

JWST Outreach Scientist | Université de Montréal | Montréal, QC | 2018–Present

Coordinator | Institute for Research on Exoplanets, Université de Montréal | Montréal, QC | 2018–Present

Communications, Education & Outreach Officer | Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute | Kingston, ON | 2017–2018

Research Associate | Queen's University | Kingston, ON | 2016–2017

Graduate Research Assistant | Queen's University | Kingston, ON | 2010–2016

Observatory Coordinator | Queen's Observatory | Kingston, ON | 2010–2016

Physics Tutor | Queen's University | Kingston, ON | 2011–2012

Undergraduate Research Assistant | McGill University | Montréal, QC | 2008–2010

Counsellor | Camp de Jour Bois-de-Boulogne | Montréal, QC | 2006–2007


Selected Outreach & Service

Subject Matter Expert | Partners in Research: Virtual Researcher on Call | 2018–Present

Referee | AAS Journals | 2018–Present

Volunteer Scientist | Letters to a Pre-Scientist | 2017–Present

Volunteer Scientist | Skype a Scientist | 2017–Present

Contributor/Mentor | CurioCity/CurioCité | 2017–Present

Contributor & Analyst | Various Canadian Media Outlets (e.g. CBC, Radio-Canada, Global News) | 2012–Present

Volunteer & Team Leader | Let's Talk Science | 2012–Present

Speaker | Various School & Public Events | 2008–Present

Local Organising Committee | Canada France Hawaii Telescope Users' Meeting 2019 | 2018–2019

Astronomy Session ChairCanadian Space Summit 2018 | Nov 27-29 2018

Scientific Organising Committee | Future of Space Astronomy Workshop | 2018

Local Organising Committee | The Physics of Galaxy Scaling Relations and the Nature of Dark Matter | 2017–2018

Subject Matter Expert | Beyond Classrooms Kingston | 2018

Research Panel ModeratorCanadian Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics | 2018

Writer | The Conversation | 2017–2018

Volunteer & Contributor | Queen's Observatory | 2016–2018

Instructor | Queen's Math Quest | 2016

Columnist | Vista Magazine (Kingston, ON) | 2011–2013

Committee Member | Queen's Academic Affairs Standing Committee (Kingston, ON) | 2010–2013

Council Representative (Physics) | Queen's Society of Graduate and Professional Students (Kingston, ON) | 2010–2013

Steering Committee Member | Science Rendezvous Kingston | 2010–2011

Volunteer Coach | Kidsfest Read & Run (Kingston, ON) | 2010

Representative (Physics) | McGill University Open House (Montreal, QC) | 2009

Speaker | McGill Freshman Interest Group (Montreal, QC) | 2009


Selected Press/Media Appearances

La sonde InSight atterrit sur Mars, Le retour de Mario Dumont (QUB Radio), Nov 26 2018

Le 20e anniversaire de la Station spatiale internationale, Dutrizac 6 à 9 (QUB Radio), Nov 20 2018

An extraordinary ‘exomoon’ (10 radio interviews), CBC Radio Syndication all over Canada including Edmonton AM and Daybreak North, Oct 4 2018

Demain le monde: la conquête spatiale (TV interview), Les francs tireurs (Télé-Québec), Oct 3 2018

Où regarder les Perséides en Ontario (radio interview), "Y'a pas deux matins pareils", Radio-Canada Toronto, Aug 10 2018

Astronauts' movement increased subsurface temperatures on the moon (5 radio interviews), CBC Radio Syndication all over Canada, Jun 11 2018

Le Canada abandonne un projet de télescope avec la NASA (radio interview), "Midi Info", Radio-Canada Montréal, May 29 2018

Le récipiendaire du Nobel en physique Arthur McDonald a son centre de recherche (online interview), Radio-Canada, May 10 2018

La NASA à la chasse aux exoplanètes (radio interview), "Y'a pas deux matins pareils", Radio-Canada Toronto, Apr 16 2018

NASA astronaut drops Queen's a line from space (TV interview), CKWS, Apr 6 2018

Sending Robotic Bees to Mars to Look for Signs of Life (6 radio interviews), CBC Radio Syndication all over Canada including All in a Day (Ottawa), Apr 4 2018

Astronomers baffled by galaxy that contains no dark matter (radio interview), CKNW, Mar 29 2018

Queen’s University Astronomer reacts to SpaceX rocket launch (TV interview), CKWS, Feb 7 2018

La super lune bleue de sang expliquée (radio interview), "Y'a pas deux matins pareils", Radio-Canada Toronto, Jan 31 2018

Super lune de sang (radio interview), Radio-Canada Manitoba, Jan 30 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon (13 radio interviews), CBC Radio Syndication all over Canada including Edmonton AM,  The Calgary Eyeopener and Daybreak South (Kelowna), Jan 30 2018

Feb 4th is not only Super Bowl Sunday. An asteroid 2002 AJ129 will pass earth at 76,000 mph. (TV interview), CKWS, Jan 26 2018

NASA Kepler Spacecraft Finds Two New Planets (radio interview), CKNW, Dec 14 2017

Study shows global rise in light pollution (television interview), Global National, November 26 2017

An Asteroid from Out of This World (11 radio interviews), CBC Radio Syndication all over Canada including The Early Edition (Vancouver) and Daybreak South (Kelowna), November 22 2017

The Harvest Moon explained and myths debunked (television interview), CKWS TV, October 5 2017

SpaceX's Ambitious Mission to Mars (television interview), CBC News, The National and Local Evening News, September 29 2017

To the Moon and Back: Lunar Space Station (13 radio interviews), CBC Radio Syndication all over Canada including Ontario Morning, September 28 2017

Solar Eclipse Coverage (TV interviews), CBC News National, August 21 2017

NASA Announced The Discovery Of 219 New Planet Candidates—and 10 Might Be Habitable (radio interview), CKNW, June 19 2017

NASA's mission to the sun (television interview), CBC News National, May 31 2017

NASA: Nearby Ocean Worlds Could Be Best Bet For Life Beyond Earth (radio interview), CKNW, April 13 2017

New NASA findings (radio interview), NewsTalk 770, April 13 2017

NASA: Ocean world near Saturn could support life (television interview), CTV News National, April 13 2017

Saturn's moon Enceladus holds 'food source' for potential life (online feature), CBC News, April 13 2017

NASA finds 7 new earth-like exoplanets (television interview), CBC News National, February 22 2017

Queen's Astronomer Explains the Big NASA Shocker (online interview), Station 14, February 22 2017

NASA announcement of 7 earth sized planets (radio interview), NewsTalk 770, February 22 2017

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life (radio interview), CKNW, February 22 2017

The Camelopardalids Meteor Shower (radio interview), Corus Radio Calgary, May 22 2014

Transit of Venus (television interviews), CBC News + CKWS TV, June 5 2012

A Galactic Discovery (online, in print), The Whig-Standard, May 22 2012

Ring of Fire — Double treat for Canadian astronomy enthusiasts (online), GlobalNews, May 18 2012

Herschel Sees Intergalactic Bridge Aglow with Stars, NASA/JPL press release, May 17 2012


The SHIVir Survey II: Data Catalog & Kinematic Profiles (first author), ApJS. (in prep.)

Space Junk, CurioCity, October 31 2017 (chosen as Best Article of September-October 2017)

Star Trek discovery of alien life veers away from likely reality, The Conversation (picked up by The National Post), October 5 2017

The SHIVir Survey: Scaling Relations and the Stellar-to-Total Mass Relation of Virgo Cluster Galaxies (first author), ApJ, vol. 843, 74. (2017)

The Dynamical Properties of Virgo Cluster Disk Galaxies (first author), ASPC, vol. 480, 89. (2014)

The Herschel Filament: A Signature of the Environment Drivers of Galaxy Evolution during the Assembly of Massive Clusters at z=0.9 (co-author), ApJL, vol. 749, L43. (2012)

Selected Papers/Articles


Paranal Observatory
Very Large Telescope | XSHOOTER | Cerro Paranal, Chile | On-site | 3.2 nights (2015)

Gemini Observatory
Gemini-North | GMOS (long-slit) | Maunakea, HI | Queue mode | 32 hours (2014, 2018)
Gemini-South | GMOS (long-slit) | Cerro Pachón, Chile | Queue mode | 75 hours (2014, 2015, 2018)

Apache Point Observatory
ARC 3.5m | DIS Spectrograph | Sunspot, NM | On-site + Remote | 22 half-nights (2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018)

Telescope Time & Observing


Webinar Speaker | Discover the Universe | 2018

Speaker | Conférence AstroPoly | Polytechnique | Montreal, QC | 2018

The Physics of Galaxy Scaling Relations and the Nature of Dark Matter, Contributed Talk | Queen's University | Kingston, ON | 2018

Keynote Speaker | Air and Space STEM Expo | Uvalde, TX | 2018

Colloquium Speaker | Southwest Texas Junior College | Uvalde, TX | 2018

Colloquium Speaker | San Antonio College | San Antonio, TX | 2018

NASA Education Downlink, Speaker | Queen's University/NASA Collaboration | Kingston, ON | 2018

Monthly Seminar, Speaker | Royal Astronomical Society of Canada | Kingston, ON | 2013, 2018

Queen's Space Conference, Speaker Panel Member | Queen's University | Kingston, ON | 2018

Canadian Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, Presentation Skills Workshop Leader | Queen's University | Kingston, ON | 2018

Open House, Speaker | Queen's Observatory | Kingston, ON | 2014, 2015, 2017

Queen's Space Conference, Speaker | Queen's University | Kingston, ON | 2017

IACTalks, Colloquium Speaker | Instituto di Astrofísica di Canarias | 2015

Queen's Astronomy Club, Speaker | Queen's University | Kingston, ON | 2014

Guillermo Haro Advanced School on Integral Field Spectroscopy, Presenter | Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica | Tonantzintla, Mexico | 2014

Galaxy Masses as Constraints of Formation Models, Presenter | Oxford University | Oxford, England | 2014

RÉMO DEC Intégré, Speaker | Collège Bois-de-Boulogne | Montréal, QC | 2014

Structure and Dynamics of Disk Galaxies, Presenter | University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Petit Jean Mountain, AR | 2013

SITELLE Workshop, Presenter | Université de Laval | Wendake, QC | 2013

CASCA Annual General Meeting, Poster Presenter | St-Mary's University | Halifax, NS | 2010

McGill Undergraduate Research Conference, Poster Presenter | McGill University | Montréal, QC | 2009

Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference, Poster Presenter | University of Alberta | Edmonton, AB | 2009

Physics Undergraduate Summer Research Showcase, Poster Presenter | McGill University | Montréal, QC | 2009

Selected Talks & Posters