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.
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.
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