I was born in Truro, Nova Scotia and as every East-Coaster, the Atlantic Ocean will always have my heart. I did my undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University with an honours degree under the supervision of Prof. Robert White studying the mass spectrometry fragmentation of alpha-hydroxy acids. It was at Dalhousie where I discovered my desire to do research in a multi-disiplinary field. I subsequently joined the Cosa lab, where I currently synthesize fluorogenic dyes for various chemical reactions, in particular for detecting oxidative stress in cells. I also get to culture cells and image them using our microscopes in order to test the dyes we synthesize in the lab. While not becoming ever more fluorescent in the lab (just kidding), you can find me playing on various chemistry based intramural sports teams, in particular captaining the D-league hockey team, catching some fresh pow on the slopes, or snuggling every puppy in sight.