|I am recent PhD grad in the Montgomerie Lab at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. We are part of the ecology, evolution and behaviour group. I also teach courses in biology and environmental science at Queen’s, and in my spare time I like to write. Check out my blog for more.|
I was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. Growing up, I was fascinated by the idea of evolution by natural selection. I remember reading about it for the first time in the basement of our local library and hardly believing it could be true.
|I completed my BSc and graduate work at Queen’s University. It was the best place for me, because I love sailing, and Queen’s is located on the shores of Lake Ontario with some of the best freshwater sailing in the world. I competed for several years as a member of the Canadian National team in the Olympic 470 class.|
|My Olympic goals never did pan out, but happily I realized that coaching sailing is far more rewarding, and entertaining, than competing. I have coached the sailing teams at the Royal Hamilton and Kingston Yacht Clubs. I also competed with the Queen’s Sailing Team during my undergraduate.|
|These days I don’t have as much time for messing about in boats or working outside as I would like. However, I’ve found that teaching brings many of the same joys that coaching once did.
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