Sept 2018 – presentCarleton University
PhD in Biology (ongoing)

with Dr. Heath MacMillan

Research topic: insect cold physiology
Oct 2015 – Dec 2017Freie Universität Berlin
Master of Science in Biology
with an emphasis on Biodiversity, Evolution, and Ecology
Final grade: 1.0 (“very good”; equivalent to 4.0 in the US GPA system)
Oct 2011 – Nov 2014Freie Universität Berlin
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Final grade: 1.2 (“very good”; roughly equivalent to 3.8 in the US GPA system)
May 2005 – Dec 2008University of British Columbia
Computer Science
Incomplete; Changed fields  
– German Government Book Prize (Winter 2007)
– TREK Excellence Scholarship (Winter 2005)  
Sept 2003 – Apr 2005Dalhousie University
Biology / Computer Science
Incomplete; Changed universities  
Dalhousie In Course Scholarship (2005)
– Dalhousie Entrance Guaranteed Scholarship (2004)  


See Research


Mar 2016 – Mar 2017Freie Universität Berlin
Student Research Assistant
in the Dau Research Group (Biophysics and Photosynthesis)
Oct 2015 – Dec 2015everjobs
Quality Assurance Analyst  
Apr 2014 – Sept 2015Rocket Internet SE
Quality Assurance Analyst/Network Operations Centre Monitor  
June 2013 – Aug 2013University of Münster
Host-Parasite Evolution Symposium Co-Organiser  
Oct 2012 – June 2013Freie Universität Berlin
Student Research Assistant
in the Hilker Research Group (Applied Zoology/Animal Ecology)
Oct 2012 – Mar 2013Freie Universität Berlin
Student Mentor  
Oct 2012 – Feb 2013Freie Universität Berlin
Web Designer
for the Rolff Research Group (Evolutionary Biology)

Volunteer Work

Oct 2018 – present16th Annual OCIB Symposium Co-Chair
Sept 2018 – presentLet’s Talk Science Volunteer
Jan 2017 – presentThe Entomology Group (Facebook)
Sept 2016 – Aug 2018Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes (CNC)
Sept 2015 – Jan 2016Tee vor dem LaGeSo/Moabit Hilft/Wärmebusse vor dem LaGeSo Refugee Helper  
Oct 2011 – Aug 2018Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. (NABU)
Feb 2009 – Aug 2009Stanley Park Ecology Society

Scientific Society Memberships

Entomological Society of Ontario2018 – present
Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club2018 – present
Entomological Society of Canada2017 – present