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 opporunity 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 two papers, presented posters at a variety of conferences and showcases, and spent a week observing at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Mauna Kea. In the fall, I will be beginning 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. I am currently seeking graduate school opporunities, 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.