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


Work

Communications, Education & Outreach Officer | Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre | Kingston, ON | 2017–Present

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

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


Selected Outreach & Service

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

Writer | The Conversation | 2017–Present

Contributor/Mentor | CurioCity/CurioCité | 2017–Present

Volunteer & Contributor | Queen's Observatory | 2016–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

Instructor | Queen's Math Quest | 2016

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

Steering Committee Member | Science Rendezvous Kingston | 2010–2011


Selected Press/Media Appearances

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 | 25 hours (2014)
Gemini-South | GMOS (long-slit) | Cerro Pachón, Chile | Queue mode | 60 hours (2014, 2015)

Apache Point Observatory
ARC 3.5m | DIS Spectrograph | Sunspot, NM | On-site + Remote | 20 half-nights (2012, 2013, 2014, 2017)

Telescope Time & Observing


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