Master of Science, Earth Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2012
Thesis: Hydrogen and Oxygen Isotopic Tracers for Investigations of Natural Organic Matter Cycling
Supervisors: Professors Penny Morrill and Susan Ziegler

Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction, Specialist Environmental Geosciences
University of Toronto, 2009
Honours thesis: Phosphate Cycling During the Aptian
Supervisor: Professor Ulrich Wortmann

Ontario Secondary School Diploma
Woburn Collegiate Institute, 2004

Academic Awards


– Geological Association of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship in Environmental Science (2010)
– NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS M) (2009)
– F.A. Aldrich Fellowship (2009)
– Dean’s Excellence Award (2009)
– Dr. Alfred K. Snelgrove Graduate Scholarship in Earth Sciences (2009)

Undergraduate Awards

– Dean’s List Scholar, Faculty of Arts and Science (awarded after 10th, 15th and 20th course)
– Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada – Undergraduate Student Research Award (NSERC-USRA)
(summers of 2007, 2008 & 2009)

– Wesley Tate Scholarship in Geology
– C.L. Burton Open Scholarship
– Peter John Hare Memorial Scholarship in Environment

– Geological Association of Canada Undergraduate Award
– Roger E. Deane Memorial Scholarship
– The Undergraduate Explorers Fund

2006-2007 and 2007-2008:
– Chachra Family Scholarship in Environment and Science
– Dr. James A. & Connie P. Dickson Scholarships in Science and Math
– H.V. Ellsworth Undergraduate Award in Mineralogy

– Don Salt Scholarship (in geophsyics, for a third year student)

– C.L. Burton Scholarship for Mathematics and Physics

– Local Excellence Award, Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
– Second Place, University of Western Ontario Science Challenge: Physics and Astronomy Division
– University College Admission Scholarship