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About me

As a PhD student, my journey in synthetic biology is a testament to my unwavering passion for unraveling the complexities of life at the molecular level. My dedication to advancing scientific knowledge is matched by my enthusiasm for applying it to real-world challenges, shaping a future where biotechnology serves as a catalyst for positive change.


Beyond my academic endeavors, I proudly identify as trans and non-binary, recognizing the importance of safety and belonging for all. Advocacy for equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is a central aspect of my personal and professional ethos. Whether within the academic realm or in broader societal contexts, I am dedicated to championing the rights and visibility of all marginalized groups. By leveraging my unique perspective and experiences, I strive to contribute to the ongoing dialogue and efforts to create spaces that are welcoming and supportive of individuals irrespective of their identity or background.



2019 - Present

Ph. D. in Biochemistry 

Western University, London ON

2014 - 2019

Honours Specialization in Genetics and Biochemistry

Western University, London ON

Awards and Scholarships 

  • EDI Schulich Graduate Fellowship ($500 CAD)

  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship - Doctoral ($21,000 CAD annually for three years) 

  • NSERC Experience Award ($4,500 CAD)

  • BioTalent Canada SWPP Award ($7,000 CAD)

  • Western Scholarship of Distinction ($1,000 CAD)

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Western Anti-Racism Foundation Certificate


Biochemistry EDI Committee Member

2022 - Present

Schulich Council on Reforming Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for Trainees (CREDIT) Member

2021 - Present

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