Curriculum Vitae

Education

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Sticklebacking, Priest Lake Canada

2011 – 2016          University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
                                Doctor of Philosophy, Zoology
Supervisor Dr Dolph Schluter

2008 – 2010         University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
                                Master of Science, Biology
Supervisor Dr John S. Taylor

2004 – 2008         University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
                                 Bachelor of Science (with distinction)
Honours Biology, Microbiology Minor
Supervisor Dr John S. Taylor

Professional Appointments

10.2016 – Present           Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bern
                                            Supervisor Catherine Peichel

07.2016 – 10.2016          Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia
                                            Supervisor Dolph Schluter

Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards

2016    Raja Rosenbluth Award for Women in Biological Sciences ($5,000)
2015    
First Place Poster Prize, Zoology Graduate Student Symposium ($150)
2015    University of British Columbia, Department of Zoology Graduate Fellowship ($3,700)
2015    University of British Columbia, Department of Zoology Graduate Student Travel Award ($500)
2015    Second Place Poster Prize, Gordon Research Conference on Speciation ($150)
2014    University of Washington Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics Scholarship ($1,275)
2014    University of British Columbia, Department of Zoology Graduate Fellowship ($7,334)
2013    University of British Columbia, Department of Zoology Graduate Student Travel Award ($500)
2011    University of British Columbia Four Year Fellowship ($66,000)
2011    PGS-D3 National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Fellowship ($63,000)
2010   International Max Plank Research School for Organismal Biology Fellowship *Declined
2009  University of Victoria Graduate Student Fellowship ($5,000)
2008  University of Victoria Graduate Student Fellowship ($13,000)

I was happy to be introducing stickleback into the ponds last May

Introducing F1 Benthic-Limnetic Hybrids into my experimental ponds, May 2012

Research Grants and Awards

2017    Seal of Excellence in the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships competition, European Research Commission (Grant application received a score of 91.2%)
2016    Excellence in Doctoral Research Award, Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution ($750)
2015    The Company of Biologists Research Travel Grant, Society for Experimental Biology (£270)
2014    Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Grants-In-Aid of Research Award ($1,000)
2011    Rosemary Grant Award for Graduate Student Research, from the Society for the Study of Evolution ($2,500)
2009  King-Platt Memorial Award for Research ($2,066)

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Enjoying the west coast lifestyle, Deep Cove Canada

Contributed Presentations 

2017

  1. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, Victoria, Canada.

2016

  1. American Society of Naturalists Meeting. Asilomar, USA.

2015

  1. SMBE Satellite Meeting: Investigating biological adaptation with NGS: Data and models. Montpellier, France.
  2. Gordon Research Conference on Speciation. Ventura, USA.
  3. UBC Zoology Graduate Student Symposium. Vancouver, Canada.

2014

  1. SSE, Am Nat and SSB Joint Meeting on Evolutionary Biology. Raleigh, USA.
  2. UBC, SFU, UVic Ecology and Evolution Retreat. Squamish, Canada.

2013

  1. European Society for Evolutionary Biology. Lisbon, Portugal. Link to video of talk
  2. UBC, SFU, UVic Ecology and Evolution Retreat. Squamish, Canada.

2012

  1. Joint Congress for Evolutionary Biology. Ottawa, Canada.
  2. Seventh International Conference on Stickleback Behaviour and Evolution. Seattle, USA.
  3. UBC, SFU, UVic Ecology and Evolution Retreat, Squamish, Canada.

2011

  1. Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution. Banff, Canada.
  2. UBC Zoology Graduate Student Symposium. Vancouver, Canada.
  3. UK 3rd annual RAD meeting. Edinburgh, Scotland.
  4. UBC, SFU, UVic Ecology and Evolution Retreat. Squamish, Canada.

2010

  1. Meeting of the Society for integrative & Comparative Biology. Seattle, USA.
  2. Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes meeting. Vancouver, Canada.
  3. UBC, SFU, UVic Ecology and Evolution Retreat. Squamish, Canada.
  4. UVic Biology Graduate Student Symposium. Victoria, Canada.

2009

  1. Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. Iowa City, USA.
  2. SSE, Am Nat and SSB Joint Meeting on Evolutionary Biology. Moscow, USA.
  3. UBC, SFU, UVic Ecology and Evolution Retreat. Squamish, Canada.
  4. UVic Biology Graduate Student Symposium. Victoria, Canada.

2008

  1. UBC, SFU, UVic Annual Ecology and Evolution Retreat. Squamish, Canada.

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    I found fish! Orlando, USA.

Invited Workshops, Lectures and Symposia 

2017

  1. Gordon Research Seminar. Barga, Italy.

2016

  1. Les Ecologistes Seminar. Simon Fraser University, Department of Biology. Vancouver, Canada.
  2. Canadian Society For Ecology and Evolution. St. John’s, Canada

2013

  1. FROSpects Genetics and Genomics of Speciation Workshop. Kastanienbaum, Switzerland.
  2. Okinawa Workshop on Frontiers in Integrative Biology. Okinawa, Japan.

2010

  1. IMPRS symposium, Max Plank Institute for Ornithology. Seewiesen, Germany.

Teaching

2016      Teaching Assistant UBC, Biostatistics (Biol 300)
2014      Guest Lecturer UBC, Genetics, Evolution and Ecology (Biol 121)
2014      Teaching Assistant UBC, Evolutionary Ecology (Biol 418)
2012      Teaching Assistant UBC, Integrative Biology Laboratory (Biol 342)
2011       Teaching Assistant UBC, Integrative Biology Laboratory (Biol 342)
2010      Teaching Assistant UVic, Animal Behaviour (Biol 345)
2010      Guest Lecturer UVic, Molecular Techniques (Biol 362)
2009     Teaching Assistant UVic, Animal Behaviour (Biol 345)
2009     Teaching Assistant UVic, General Biology (Biol 190B)
2008     Teaching Assistant UVic, Animal Behaviour (Biol 345)

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If you look close there is a little froggie!

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