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CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

 

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Guelph – September 2011 – October 2014

Specialization in Environmental Toxicology

Advisors: Dr. Paul K. Sibley and Dr. Keith R. Solomon

Thesis: Investigation of the risk of biosolids-derived triclosan and triclocarban to plants and human health

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) – Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program – Human and Ecological Risk Assessment - 2012 – 2014 

University of Saskatchewan

 

Bachelor of Science, Honours (Distinction), University of Guelph - 2010 – 2011

Specialization in Environmental Toxicology

Advisor: Dr. Keith Solomon

Thesis: Can chitobiase activity be used as a measure of recovery inDaphnia magna?

 

Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Wollongong - 2003

Specialization in Intermediate and Senior Science Education

 

Bachelor of Science, Queen’s University - 1998 – 2002 

Specialization in Biology 

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

Assistant Professor in Environmental Toxicology, May 2017 – present

University of Guelph

School of Environmental Sciences

Ontario Agriculture College

 

NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow, December 2014 – May 2017

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Aquatic Contaminants Research Division

 

TEACHING

 

Course Instructor, University of Guelph – 

ENVS 6502 Seminar in Environmental Science – Winter 2019

ENVS 6501 Integrating Science and Policy in Environmental Science – Fall 2018

ENVS 3020 Pesticides and the Environment – Fall 2017, Winter 2019

 

Course development for the University of Guelph’s Office of Open Learning, 

TOX 3360 Environmental Chemistry & Toxicology – Winter 2014

In collaboration with Dr. Kate Stuttaford, Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph

 

Graduate Teaching Assistantships, University of Guelph

ENVS 4180 (formerly ENVS 4240) Biological Activity of Insecticides – Winter 2014    

ENVS 3020 Pesticides and the Environment – Winter 2013, 2014

TOX 3300 Analytical Toxicology – Fall 2013

ENVS 3190 Environmental Water Chemistry – Fall 2013

ENVS 1030 Introduction to Environmental Sciences – Fall 2012

TOX 3360 Environmental Chemistry & Toxicology – Summer 2012 – 2014 

ENVS 4240 Biological Activity of Pesticides – Winter 2012 

CHEM 1050 General Chemistry II – Winter 2012 – 2014

 

International Baccalaureate Creativity, Action, and Service Coordinator - 2008 – 2010 

American International School, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Examiner in Chemistry - 2007 – present 

International Baccalaureate Organization, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

 

International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge Teacher - 2007 – 2009 

American International School, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Science Teacher - 2006 – 2009 

American International School, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

International Baccalaureate Chemistry Teacher - 2006 – 2010 

American International School, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

Grade 11/12 Chemistry and Physics Teacher - 2005 – 2006 

American Creativity Academy, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

Grade 7/8 Science and Mathematics Teacher - 2004 – 2005 

American Creativity Academy, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Deputy Chair of Student Rights and Responsibilities Committee, University of Guelph – 2017 – present 

 

Member of Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop Board of Directors – 2017 – 2020 

 

Co-chair of Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop – Guelph 2017

 

School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph 

Safety Committee – 2014 – 2015, 2017 – present 

Graduate Committee – 2012 – 2013 

 

Member of Editorial Board for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry– 2015 – present

 

Reviewer for United States Environment Protection Agency’s Biosolids Core Risk Assessment (BCRAM) Tool – 2015 

 

Invited to attend Experts Workshop on the Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment of Ionizable Organic Chemicals: Towards a Science-Based Framework for Chemical Assessment, sponsored by SETAC, European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), and the Government of Canada and organized by Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI), November 5, 2014. 

 

Invited to attend Terrestrial Bioaccumulation Workshoporganized by HESI, January 8, 2013.

 

Laurentian Chapter of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC):

Board of Directors – 2012 – 2017

President – 2013 – 2016

Vice-President – 2012 – 2013 

Annual General Meeting Committee Chair – 2013 – 2016

Short Course Committee Chair – 2012 – 2017  

Annual General Meeting Organization Committee – 2011 – present

Short Course Committee – 2012 - 2016        

 

SETAC North America: 

Awards and Fellowships Committee – Chair – 2016 – 2018

Awards and Fellowships Committee – Vice-Chair – 2016

Public Outreach Committee – 2016 – 2018

Science Committee – 2012 – 2018

 

Aquatic Toxicity Workshop Graduate Student Advisor to Board of Directors – 2012 – 2013  

 

Ontario Agriculture College Graduate Student Symposium Committee – 2011 – 2012 

 

SETAC North America Student Advisory Council Member-at-Large – 2011 – 2012 

 

AWARDS

 

Exceptional Reviewer Award from Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry- 2017

 

Exceptional Reviewer Award from Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry- 2016

 

Laurentian Chapter of SETAC Outstanding Service Award – 2016 

 

Citation from President of SETAC for significant contributions made to the Society – 2015

 

Exceptional Reviewer Award from Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry- 2015

 

NSERC Visiting Post-doctoral Fellowship, Environment Canada – 2014 – 2018

 

Gerald R. Stephenson Scholarship, University of Guelph - 2014

 

Best Student Paper in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry– 2014 

 

2ndPlace Student Poster Competition at Aquatic Toxicity Workshop – 2014  

 

Selected to attend BASF Crop Protection Days Agro – 2014 

 

Arthur D. Latornell Graduate Travel Scholarship, University of Guelph – 2013 

 

2ndPlace Student Poster Competition at Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs – Environmental Sustainability Research Forum – 2013  

 

Arthur D. Latornell Graduate Travel Scholarship, University of Guelph – 2012 

 

Arthur D. Latornell Graduate Research Scholarship, University of Guelph – 2012 

 

SETAC North America Rebecca Dickhut Memorial Travel Award – 2012

 

NSERC CREATE Training Program in Human and Environmental Risk Assessment Scholarship – 2012 - 2015

 

Ontario Graduate Scholarship – 2012 

 

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (Toxicology) – 2012   

 

Mary Edmunds Williams Graduate Scholarship, University of Guelph – 2011 - 2012

 

Dean’s Scholarship, University of Guelph – 2011 - 2013

 

Dean’s Honor List, University of Guelph – 2009 - 2011

 

Laurentian Chapter of SETAC Travel Award – 2011 

 

MTE GlobalTox Award for Academic Excellence, University of Guelph – 2011 

 

Allen and Mary Lou West Memorial Award, Queen’s University – 2001 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society – 2016 – present

Society of Freshwater Science – 2016 - present

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – 2010 - present

American Chemical Society – 2007 - present

Ontario College of Teachers – 2003 - present

 

 

Gravid female pocketbook mussel (Lampsilis cardium) in Maitland River, Ontaio
Juvenile ramshorn snail (Planorbella pilsbryi)
Juvenile ramshorn snail (Planorbella pilsbryi)