Previously, I completed a Bachelors of Science at the University of Guelph specializing in marine and freshwater biology where I furthered my education and passion for fish ecology. I also completed an undergraduate thesis where I used hydro-acoustic technology to quantify thermal preferences and spatial patterns of fishes in southwestern Georgian Bay. My prior experience in this project and working with research on Unionid mussels in the summers reinforced my decision to continue my education into a Masters degree.

Currently, I am an M.Sc student in Integrative Biology under the supervision of Dr. Beren Robinson at the University of Guelph where I study habitat selection of individuals in lake systems. More specifically, I will be experimentally manipulating movement in the field and testing how individual pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) of polymorphic populations are selecting habitats using a mark-recapture study with PIT tags. I hope to answer important evolutionary and ecological questions regarding directed movement and gene flow and how this will influence the further divergence of this species. 

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