I am an adjunct assistant professor and teaching and learning fellow in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy at Queen’s University. I work as the embedded discipline-based expert, collaborating closely with faculty members to bring evidence-based teaching strategies into their courses, and serving as the catalyst for educational change in my department.
I have more than 10 years experience in experimental astroparticle physics research from Queen’s University and California Institute of Technology. The projects I worked on include SNO (Sudbury Neutrino Observatory), Daya Bay (Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment), DEAP (Dark matter Experiment using liquid Argon Pulse-shape discrimination), and NEWS-G (New Experiments With Spheres – Gas). Along with my SNO and Daya Bay colleagues, we received the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (see the lists of SNO and Daya Bay laureates here and here).
I received my Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities on cosmic ray research with the Pierre Auger Observatory under the supervision of Dr. Michael DuVernois. I studied the highest energy cosmic ray air showers and primary mass composition of these cosmic rays detected by the surface water tank array and florescence telescope hybrid detectors).