I recently discovered that I'm definitely not superhuman, and that 8-hours of sleep, some running, and a good non-academic book go a long way. These things aside, here's what I’m up to now:


I'm working on my Ph.D. at a glacial pace (in a rapidly melting environment!). I'm also thoroughly enjoying the process (most of the time). These days you'll find me writing dissertation chapters, meeting with my supervisors in the halls of the University of Waterloo, or gasping as I read about climate change over a cup of coffee. You can read more about my research here.

Here is what I'm specifically looking to collaborate on these days:

  • Arctic Shipping
  • Arctic Search and Rescue
  • Oil Spills in Cold Waters
  • Innovative Arrangements for Data Gathering in the Circumpolar North

Plan A.

While my (side) research projects have been abundant over the years, I've decided to home in on one: Plan A. This year, Gosia Smieszek and I -- together with a host of other wonderful women and funding from NordForsk -- will host a side event titled "Women of the Arctic: Bridging Policy, Research, and Lived Experience" at the 2018 UArctic Congress in Helsinki.

Together with What Took You So Long, we will use this opportunity to build out Plan A, a digital storytelling platform on women and gender in the Arctic.

Here is how you can get involved:

Thank you to Kyra Maya Phillips, who introduced me to the /now page concept

Last updated: February 2, 2018.