I was born and raised in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
I earned my B.Sc. (Honours) in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada). My undergraduate thesis was entitled Simulating the Hydrodynamic Collapse of a Three Dimensional Molecular Cloud and performed under the supervision of Prof. Shantanu Basu.
I earned my M.Sc. in Astronomy at Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada). This was a two year, research intensive degree. I studied singularities in General Relativity under the supervision of Prof. Kayll Lake, with my thesis entitled Defining Gravitational Singularities in General Relativity.
I earned my Ph.D. in Astronomy at Saint Mary's University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) in October 2013. I studied numerical implementations of feedback from active galactic nuclei under the supervision of Prof. Robert Thacker, with my thesis entitled Feedback from Active Galactic Nuclei: A Study of its Impact and Numerical Implementations.
I was employed as a Research Fellow (2016-2019) at the University of Exeter (Exeter, England), where I worked with Prof. Matthew Bate. In this position, I continued my investigation into star formation, and continued my involvement in code development.
I am currently employed as a Research Fellow (2019-present) at the University of St Andrews (St Andrews, Scotland), where I work with Prof. Ian Bonnell. Here, I am continuing my investigation into magnetohydrodynamics, star formation, and continuing my involvement in code development.