I am a wildlife health biologist with a particular interest in understanding the interactions between people and urban wildlife. I am the Regional Deputy Director of the British Columbia node of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative, where I work on a variety of wildlife-health related issues. I am also a PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia where I study the ecology of urban rats and their impacts on the people who live with them. I have a Masters in Evolutionary Biology and Systematics as well as a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology from the University of Alberta.
In addition to my wildlife health work, I am a passionate science communicator and science nerd. I am the co-founder and co-host of Nerd Nite Vancouver, a monthly science-focused lecture series. I am also a facilitator for SciCATs: the Science Communication Action Team which creates modular open-access science communication training.
Vanier Scholar, Killam Scholar, Friedman Fellow, Public Scholar, Gilles-Brassard Doctoral Prize Recipient