About me

Emily receives the Co-op Student of the Year 2017 award from UW president, Feridun Hamdullahpur
I am a fourth-year physics and astronomy undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo. Through UW's co-op program, I have had the opportunity to do 4-8 month research projects at Western, Dalhousie, and McGill, studying the Kuiper belt, protoclusters, and exoplanets, respectively. I've developed skills in high performance computing, survey design, astronomical data analysis, and machine learning (just to name a few), authored/co-authored three papers, presented posters at a variety of conferences and showcases, and spent a week observing at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Mauna Kea. I was also honoured with the National Co-op Student of the Year Award in 2017. I have recently begun a fourth-year research project at UW with Dr. Michael Balogh, forecasting measurements for the proposed CASTOR space telescope as part of the project's science maturation study. Currently, I am seeking graduate school opportunities, particularly in the field of planetary science.

I am an avid reader and writer, minoring in English Literature in addition to my physics and astronomy degree. 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, hiking, and the Legend of Zelda.