2015 - Present: PhD candidate
Department of Biology,
Thesis proposal: Metapopulation dynamics of northern bottlenose whales in the northwest Atlantic
Supervisor: Hal Whitehead
Supervisory Committee: Dr. Chris Taggart, Dr. Hilary Moors-Murphy
Scholarship: NSERC CGSD, Killam Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.
2007– 2010: Masters of Science
Department of Geography, University of Victoria
Thesis Title: The foraging ecology of gray whales in Clayoquot Sound: interactions between predator and prey across a continuum of scales
Supervisor: Dr. Dave Duffus, Whale research Lab
Supervisory committee: Dr. Mark Zacharias, Dr. Tom Reimchen, Dr. James Summich
Scholarship: Province of BC Pacific Leaders Provincial Scholarship, American Cetacean Society Puget Sound, Derek Sewell Graduate Scholarship.
2003-2006: Bachelors of Science with distinction, Geography,
University of Victoria
Dean’s List 2006
Scholarship: Ross Fund Scholarship, Bamfield Marine Science Centre Tuition Scholarship