I was introduced to animal physiology research when I was working with Dr. Nora Prior and Dr. Kiran Soma at the University of British Columbia as an undergraduate research assistant. Upon completion of my undergraduate degree, I decided to join Dr. Tony Williams' lab at Simon Fraser University to study the physiological basis of workload in birds. To further understand physiological mechanisms underpinning individual variation in performance, I joined Dr. Wendy Hood’s lab at Auburn University to study the roles of endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondrial physiology in mediating life-history trade-offs. Ultimately, I strive to understand the molecular and physiological mechanisms underpinning variations in life-history performance of animals.
I am also a language nerd, a nature fanatic, and an avid racquet sports player. Outside of the lab, you can find me hiking in the woods, working out at the gym, playing either tennis, badminton, or squash, or conversing with others in a foreign language with poor accent.