I grew up in Ottawa where I did a one year stint in biology at the University of Ottawa before deciding that chemistry was my passion. I completed my B.Sc. in chemistry with a concentration in nanotechnology at the University of Carleton before joining the Mar group. My research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of high temperature intermetallic solid-state compounds. The bulk of my work is investigating pnictide Zintl phases as possible thermoelectric materials but I also have an interest in multiferroic and topologically insulating materials. When not in the lab I like to rock climb, play soccer, and go on hikes. I’m also an avid movie goer, a foodie and combat sports enthusiast.