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 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 University Research Associate with the Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society at Simon Fraser University. I hold 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.
BioOne Ambassador, Vanier Scholar, Killam Scholar, Friedman Fellow, Public Scholar, Gilles-Brassard Doctoral Prize Recipient