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Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences; Senior Scientist, Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society, Simon Fraser University

I'm a scientist with a particular interest in One Health (the collective health of wildlife, people, and the environment) and health communications. I am an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and a Senior Scientist in the Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society at Simon Fraser Universty. I am also 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 completed a Masters in Evolutionary Biology as well as a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology from the University of Alberta.

In addition to my wildlife health work, I am the host of Genome British Columbia's podcast "Nice Genes!" which explores how genomics (study of genomes) can be used to understand the world around us. I'm also the co-founder and co-host of Nerd Nite Vancouver, a monthly science-focused lecture series and a facilitator for SciCATs: the Science Communication Action Team which creates modular open-access science communication training.


  • –present
    Regional Deputy Director, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative British Columbia
  • 2024–present
    Research assistant professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University


    University of Alberta, MSc
  • 2020 
    University of British Columbia, PhD


BioOne Ambassador, Vanier Scholar, Killam Scholar, Friedman Fellow, Public Scholar, Gilles-Brassard Doctoral Prize Recipient