I am an Astronomer, science communicator, and Adult Lisa Simpson. I have a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of Toronto, where I studied type Ia supernova progenitors (that is: corpses of stars like our sun that may one day blow up as supernovae).
Currently I am an Education and Outreach Scientist at the Office of Public Outreach at the Space Telescope Science Institute where I support outreach efforts for the James Webb Space Telescope.
I was the first coordinator of the McGill Space Institute, where I handled outreach (talking to the public about the cool research that goes on that the MSI), in-reach (getting scientists to talk to one another) and some administrative stuff. I was also the staff facilitator for AstroMcGill, where I helped organize events like Public AstroNight and Astronomy on Tap MTL.
I love talking about space with the public. The Universe is so weird and wonderful that it would be a shame to not share it with as many people as possible. Want to talk about space? Check out my contact page.