I am a biogeochemist (biology + geology + chemistry) interested in the connections between terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries with the Hakai Institute's Watersheds Program, looking at the influence of freshwater nutrient fluxes from British Columbia's coastal temperate rainforests on nearshore marine water quality and productivity. From the bottom of High Arctic lakes in Quttinirpaaq National Park to the meadows of South Greenland, the oilsands developments of northern Alberta and now British Columbia's Central Coast, I look to understand both the natural functioning of and human impact on (direct and indirect) the function of polar and north temperate ecosystems. I am also interested in the intersection of science and policy, particularly as it relates to northern water resource management, climate change adaptation and sustainability.
In my free time, I am passionate about health, fitness (I taught barre for 4 years!) and the outdoors and I love to cook and travel. I am fluently bilingual in English and French. I gratefully acknowledge that this research has taken place on the territories of the Inuit, Kalaalisut, Wuikinuxv and Haíɫzaqv
(Heiltsuk) peoples. I currently work and live on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.