About me

Emily receives the Co-op Student of the Year 2017 award from UW president, Feridun Hamdullahpur
I currently study exoplanets as a PhD candidate at Harvard University. I completed my BSc in co-operative physics and astronomy at the University of Waterloo, where I had the opportunity to do 4-8 month research projects at various institutions, studying the Kuiper belt, protoclusters, galaxies, brown dwarfs, and hot Jupiters. I've developed skills in high-performance computing, survey design, astronomical data analysis, and machine learning, authored/co-authored three papers, presented posters at a variety of conferences and showcases, contributed to the science maturation study for a space telescope, and spent a week observing at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Mauna Kea. I was also honoured with Canada's National Co-op Student of the Year Award in 2017.

I am an avid reader and writer, receiving a minor in English Literature alongside my BSc. I enjoy science communication and outreach, and have been involved with such organizations as Let's Talk Science (in particular, their CurioCity program that publishes science articles for a school-aged audience), the Halifax Discovery Centre, Astro McGill, and the Waterloo Space Society. My other hobbies include cooking, climbing, and the Legend of Zelda.