NSERC OGS PhD Candidate (2017 – Present)
I’m interested in the behavioural and physiological strategies that animals use to navigate energetically challenging circumstances such as reproduction or periods of food scarcity. Currently, my research centres hamsters as a food hoarding model system to understand how they decide the ideal amount of food to store, and what circumstances or information influence this decision. I am grateful for the financial support of several scholarships, including NSERC, OGS, and the University of Guelph Graduate Excellence Entrance Scholarship. My non-scientific interests include creating printmaking art, playing roller derby, and fostering rescue dogs.