I am a PhD student in the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta in the Catchment and Wetland Science Research Group. I completed a Bachelor of Science at McGill University, where my undergraduate thesis explored nutrient cycling in an experimentally fertilized peatland.
Downstream effects of permafrost thaw in northern peatlands is my current research project. I focus on methylmercury, a potent neurotoxin, in streams and ponds within peatland catchments across the Taiga Plains in northern Alberta and Northwest Territories. My research takes place on Indigenous territory that that spans the land of the Gwitch’in, Dehcho Dene, Dene Tha’, Woodland Cree, Big Stone Cree, and Metis peoples.
My general interest is in biogeochemistry and ecohydrology of peatlands with a focus on Arctic and Subarctic regions, using a combination of field observation and laboratory analysis.