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About

In my professional life, I am an accomplished vision scientist, determined to answer research questions until they've embedded themselves deep into my psyche and haunted my dreams.

 

In my private life, I am a nerd who enjoys playing video games. My favourite series is Dark Souls, and if you ever ask me about it you will be immediately trapped in a 30 minute conversation about souls lore and the meaning of existence. I also enjoy drumming on my hybrid drum kit. I've found a nice pocket of mid-2000s pop punk that speaks to my soul. 

I am born and raised in in Ontario, Canada, which means I've deluded myself into believing that I enjoy cold weather. 

I pretend I'm funny.

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Research Experience

2022 - Current

Postdoctoral Fellow at York University

A collaborative research project between York University and University of Waterloo evaluating the effectiveness of flight simulators to generate aviation-relevant visual illusions in pilot training scenarios.

Dec. 2019 - March 2020

Research Internship at Facebook Reality Labs

4-month internship with Facebook Reality Labs measuring the perceptibility of visual distortions in augmented reality display system prototypes in natural viewing environments.

2015 - 2018

Research Associate at York University & DRDC

A 3-year collaborative research project between York University, University of Waterloo, and Defence Research and Development Canada assessing requirements for stereopsis and binocular vision in military aviation.

Education

2016 - 2022

Psychology PhD at York University

My dissertation focused on depth perception in virtual and natural viewing environments, including how prior experience, object interaction, and cue conflicts influence depth perception.

2014 - 2016

Psychology MA at York University

My thesis investigated how depth information is interpreted in 3D illusory surfaces.

2008 - 2012

Honours BSc in Biology & Psychology at McMaster University

I graduated with distinction from an elite double-major honours program in Biology & Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour.

Awards, Scholarships and Grants

  • 2022 - Nominated for Dissertation Prize

  • 2020 - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology

  • 2019 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship

  • 2019 - York Teaching Excellent Award

  • 2018 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship

  • 2017 - FoVea (Females of Vision) Award

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