Welcome to my academic webpage! I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Physics at McGill University. My supervisors are Nicolas Cowan from McGill University and Pierre Bastien from Université de Montréal. My current research focuses on the characterization of exoplanet atmospheres, especially highly-irradiated exoplanets. I make use of data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope to study hot Jupiter atmospheres. Recently I have also begun to dabble with modelling the atmospheres of highly-irradiated exoplanets. One of my other current projects uses the newly comissioned POMM at the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic to study the polarization of light coming from known hot Jupiters.
I received a B.Sc. Honours in Physics at the University of Saskatchewan in 2016, specializing in astronomy. In the summer of 2014, my first NSERC USRA project at McMaster University under the supervision of Doug Welch and Alison Sills aimed to create a modern, uniform catalogue of variable stars in Milky Way globular clusters. My second NSERC USRA at the University of Toronto was supervised by Howard Yee and Allison Noble. In this project, I studied the effect of environmental density and galactic stellar mass on the star formation rate of z~1 galaxies. My undergraduate research project, supervised by Doug Welch, tried to find evidence of binarity in Type II Cepheid variable stars in Milky Way globular clusters.