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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 working on a project to design undergraduate optics teaching labs for the Department of Physics at McGill University.

Until March 2018, 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 organise events like Public AstroNight and Astronomy on Tap MTL (I still volunteer every now and then).

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.