I am a PhD candidate in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto and a National Geographic Explorer. My research interests include the fate, transport and impacts of anthropogenic stressors in our rapidly warming polar regions. More specifically, my current work focuses on the interface between plastic pollution and their affiliated chemicals and how these multiple stressors impact biota in the Central and Eastern Canadian Arctic. I have a transdisciplinary approach to my research, encompassing different knowledge streams and academic disciplines through collaborations and co-creations with multiple Northern partners throughout the Canadian Arctic. Additionally, I am an active science communicator and participate in various local, national, and international platforms geared toward youth interested in STEM. When I am not in the field, you can usually find me by the nearest body of water.