I am an educator and an ecologist. I am an assistant professor at MacEwan University, and as an educator my goal is to engage others with the natural world. I do this through both teaching and science outreach. My research focuses on monitoring biodiversity using citizen science. I am also interested in understanding ecology and evolution by studying life history and behaviour in red squirrels. Below you can read more about my current research, teaching, and outreach.




My current research focuses on citizen science and biodiversity monitoring. I also work on behavioural and evolutionary ecology in red squirrels.


You can also check out my publications or read media coverage and other articles about my research.



In fall 2018 at MacEwan University, I am teaching Organisms in their Environment and Conservation Biology. In winter 2019, I will be teaching Principles of Ecology and Humans and their Environment.


I previously taught Northern Ecology and Public Engagement in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Alberta as the primary instructor. I was also previously a teaching assistant for Biology of Birds, Field Methods in Ecology, and Introduction to Biological Diversity at the University of Alberta.



Sharing my love for science through science communication is my passion and my research focuses on citizen science. You can also find me on Twitter. I have experience discussing my science at public presentations, in schools, at festivals, and in media interviews.