• Ph.D., Physics, University of Toronto 2011-2016 (expected)
    Advisor: P.J. Kushner.
  • B.Sc., Mathematics and Physics, McGill University 2006-2010
    First Class Honours, Distinction.

Research Experience

  • University of Toronto - Department of Physics September 2011 - present
    Research assistant for Prof. Paul Kushner. Investigating dynamical stratosphere-troposphere coupling through observational data analysis and simple modeling experiments.
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO June 2015 - September 2015
    Worked with Dr. Jadwiga Richter analyzing role of stratosphere in ENSO teleconnections and the robustness of tropospheric precursors to sudden stratospheric warmings in high-top CAM5 simulations as a part of the Advanced Study Program Graduate Student Visitor program.
  • CERFACS, Toulouse, France June 2012
    Analyzed decadal predictability in high-top and low-top simulations with the CNRM-CM5 model.
  • McGill University - Department of Physics May 2010 - December 2010
    Research assistant for Prof. Hong Guo. Wrote a suite of Matlab programs to implement the Fast Multipole Method for a 3D Poisson equation solver.
  • McGill University - Department of Physics May 2009 - August 2009
    Research assistant for Prof. Mark Sutton. Performed data analysis of errors in x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy experiments.

Teaching Experience

  • University of Toronto - Department of Physics Fall 2013, 2014, 2015
    Teaching assistant for PHY407, Computational Physics. Duties were tutorial supervision, grading, problem set development and hosting office hours.
  • University of Toronto - Department of Physics Spring 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    Teaching assistant for PHY392, Physics of Climate. Duties were grading and problem set development.
  • University of Toronto - Department of Physics Fall 2011, Spring and Fall 2012
    Teaching assistant for PHY131/132, an introductory physics course for life science students. Ranked 3rd out of 64 teaching assistants for the David M. Harrison teaching award, which is based on student evaluations of teaching assistants.
  • McGill University - Department of Mathematics Spring 2010
    Paid tutor at the Help Desk, a location for fellow undergraduates to get help with their math courses.


NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016
Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2011-2014, 2015-2016
NCAR Advanced Study Program, Graduate Visitor Program 2015
Centre for Global Change Science, Graduate Student Research Award 2013
David M. Harrison Teaching Award (3rd place) 2013
Admission Award (University of Toronto Fellowship) 2011
J.W. McConnell Scholarship 2006-2010