I’m a Mathematical Sciences undergraduate student at the University of Guelph.

My research interests lie in ecological modelling and population risk assessment. I worked with Dr. Daniel Gillis and Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs on the Great Lakes Piping Plover Biological Modeling Program, which seeks to develop tools to assist in management and recovery of Great Lakes piping plovers (Charadrius melodus circumcinctus). You can read more about an 8-month co-op term here.

In my current co-op term, I am working at the National Wildlife Research Centre in Ottawa, ON as a Bird Population Monitoring analyst. There, I am working with Dr. Adam Smith to evaluate the use of a hierarchical generalized additive model (GAM) on improving population trajectories of aerial insectivores. We are also developing an R package to provide a higher ease-of-access hierarchical Bayesian models and Breeding Bird Survey data for other researchers to use.

My other interests are birding, herping, and photography. I spend much of my free time birding and contributing data to citizen science platforms such as eBird and iNaturalist. One day, I hope to do a big year, whether it be in Ontario, Canada, or Worldwide.