Growing up on Lake Ontario in Canada, I always had an interest in the aquatic environment. This interest led me to complete my Bachelor of Science (Honours/Co-op) in Marine Biology and Oceanography from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. During my BSc co-op degree, I gained plenty of hands-on work and field experience focussed in both marine biology and oceanography. My honours thesis focused on the state of ocean acidification in a pristine fjord system, along the west coast of Newfoundland.
Once finished my BSc, I moved to Melbourne Australia, where I completed my PhD under John Beardall in the Algal Physiology Lab, at Monash University. I investigated how key environmental drivers affect phytoplankton growth, and physiology in the Gippsland Lakes, a eutrophic estuarine lake system. I was also primary investigator on an interdisciplinary project with the Algal Physiology Lab, Monash Water Studies Centre and Monash Centre for Biospectroscopy, investigating the feasibility of utilizing FPA-FTIR as a tool for ecosystem and water quality monitoring. I completed my PhD December 2018, and I am currently working with the Blue Carbon Lab at Deakin University on blue carbon projects.
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