• I wear a couple of hats.

    In a nutshell, I'm a researcher and science communicator.

    Keep scrolling to see what I've been up to!

    Research Analyst, Epilepsy Genetics Clinic

    As a genomics researcher, I analyze DNA (specifically, genome sequencing data) from individuals with epilepsies.

    Here, I am leading a project to better understand federal science communication. Read more here.

    I am co-developing a science communication training program for researchers at NSERC PermafrostNet.

  • Outside the lab...

    I've been involved in different science outreach, policy and communication initiatives to help build an engaging and inclusive science culture in Canada. This includes science writing & editing, public speaking and developing training resources. Every now and then, I speak about different aspects of science, or lead a workshop related to science communication. Feel free to reach out!

    Member, Chief Science Advisor's Youth Council

    March 2020 — Ongoing

    I am one of the 20 members selected to serve on the Canada Chief Science Advisor’s Youth Council (CSA-YC). Our mandate includes providing accurate and balanced views to the Chief Science Advisor (CSA) from the perspective of youth, and identifying and informing the CSA on key issues and challenges facing the Canadian science community.

    Master Of Science

    2018 — 2020

    In 2020, I completed a Master of Science degree at the University of Toronto, where I used whole genome sequencing to better understand complex neurological disorders. Here are my academic publications.

    Co-Founder & Past President;
    Toronto Science Policy Network

    2018 — 2020

    I co-founded the first student science policy group at the University of Toronto, alongside four fellow graduate students: Sivani Baskaran, Ellen Gute, Vasa Lukich and Molly Sung.

    TSPN provides a platform for students and researchers to learn more about and engage in science policy. To date, we've engaged over 300 individuals through workshops, panels, talks and more.

    Co-Organizer; ComSciConCAN & ComSciConGTA

    2019 — 2020

    ComSciConCAN is a workshop series organized by graduate students, for graduate students, focused on leadership and training in science communication. I co-organized the ComSciConCAN (July 2020) and ComSciConGTA series (Fall 2020).