I am a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and at the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), within the C.H.R. Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources at the University of Manitoba. My research on the evolution of brine in sea ice both temporally and spatially in the context of the physical controls on its presence and movement is a contribution to the Arctic Science Partnership.

Previously I've been employed as a Research Associate of Dr. Søren Rysgaard, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Arctic Geomicrobiology and Climate Change, and before that by Dr. David Barber, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Arctic Systems Science.

I hold a Ph.D. from the Department of Environment and Geography at the University of Manitoba and a B.Sc. (Major with distinction) in Environmental Science (toxicology) from the University of Manitoba.

My Ph.D. research was focused on the measurement and temporal evolution of sea ice volumes at local to regional scales, and the thermodynamic and dynamic processes which create, maintain and change them. I still maintain some of that work in collaboration with students and colleagues both in Canada and abroad.