Press & News

September 2021

I am thrilled to announce that I will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Toronto in January 2023!

September 2020

Check out my other website ‘Careers in EEB’ ( –  a resource for people with BSc or graduate degrees in biology looking for academic or non-academic jobs.

August 2020

The first paper to come out of my collaboration with Justin Travis and Greta Bocedi at the University of Aberdeen has been accepted at Evolution! This paper presents a model we use to show that negative density-dependent dispersal can evolve as a consequence of negative effects of density on body condition.

June 2020

Our paper on the effects of parasites on host dispersal is up at The American Naturalist !

January 2020

I am excited to have started a postdoc with Dr. Andy Gonzalez at McGill University!

June 2019

I successfully defended my PhD thesis!

May 2019

I received the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Diversity & Excellence
in Doctoral Research Award. Drop by my talk in the award symposium at CSEE2019 in Fredericton!

So excited to be featured in Downtown Guelph’s new street light banner project highlighting Canadian women in STEM!

April 2018

I received the Animal Behavior Society Student Research Grant to travel to Davis, California to work with Andy Sih on a project on the correlates of water strider movement within streams.

December 2016

I received the European Society for Evolutionary Biology Godfrey Hewitt Mobility Award and the Entomological Society of Canada Graduate Research Travel Scholarship to travel to Aberdeen, Scotland to work with Justin Travis on a project modeling the evolution of dispersal in response to population density and body condition.

July 2015

I was recently asked to write a guest post at the blog of the Entomological Society of Canada about my work with backswimmers. Check it out here: