I am currently a Sessional Lecturer in the Psychology Department at the University of Alberta. I completed my Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Alberta 2014 in the Sex and Violence Lab under the supervision of Dr. Pete Hurd. I completed my M.Sc at the UofA in 2009 in the Songbird Neuroethology Lab under the supervision of Dr. Chris Sturdy. I received my Honours B.Sc. degree with great distinction in 2006 from the University of Windsor in Behaviour, Cognition, and Neuroscience with a Biochemisty minor and completed my honours project in the Aquatic Ecology Lab under the supervision of Dr. Lynda Corkum.
Interests and Hobbies:
I am heavily involved with youth science fairs at the local, regional, and national level. I am currently the Vice-president and Awards Chair of the Edmonton Regional Science Fair (ERSF). I have also had the priviledge of being the adult chaperone and mentor to Team Edmonton for the last five years. Team Edmonton is comprised of the 8 students that perform the best at the Edmonton Regional Science Fair and go on to represent the region at the Canada Wide Science Fair held in a different city in Canada every May. Since I became involved with the ERSF students from Edmonton have won Best Project in Fair at this national competition for 2 out of the last 5 years. I take great joy from being able to mentor and be an example to the next generation of great science minds in this country.
For non-science related fun I participate in a weekly 5-pin bowling league (Tuesday Niters). I also try to get out to the mountains a few times a year to practice not breaking my face while riding my snowboard. I have also been known to engage in some rousing matches of Tactics Darts both as part of a tactics dart league and now mostly for fun.
I can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org