Currently, I am a M.Sc. student in the Hydrogeology Group working with Prof. Uli Mayer. My research focuses on quantifying passive drawdown and emissions of CO2 in the field from mine and natural analog sites. CO2 drawdown into mine tailings is a process that occurs in the fluid films surrounding grains in ultramafic mine tailings. During the weathering process, ultramafic minerals release cations which are used in the precipitation of secondary carbon minerals within the tailings’ pore spaces. Specifically, my work aims to characterize the spatial and temporal variability of the CO2 fluxes from these materials in order to improve carbon capture techniques.
My BSc. work with Prof. Ian Clark involved comparing greenhouse gas (CO2, N2O, CH4) fluxes from distinct microecosystems in agriculture drainage networks in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
MSc. in Geological Sciences. University of British Columbia. Supervisor: Dr. Uli Mayer. 2019-present.
Honors BSc. Environmental Sciences (CO-OP), specialization in environmental geochemistry and ecotoxicology. University of Ottawa. 2014-2019.
NSERC CGS-M (2019)
University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Science Dean’s List (2015-2019)
NSERC USRA (2017)
Remarkable Student, Faculty of Science Annual Research Report (April 2017)
University of Ottawa Faculty of Science Admission Scholarship (2014-2019)