I am a mathematical biologist who is interested in using analytical tools from mathematics to better understand ecological systems. I’m a PhD candidate in Applied Math at the University of Alberta, supervised by Mark Lewis. My PhD project is focused on the factors that affect the spread of sea louse parasites between salmon farms. As part of this research I’ve been lucky to spend summers working in the Broughton Archipelago, and am excited to spend more time on the coast. I first came to Bamfield for a weekend as part of my first year undergraduate course, and then again last year as a graduate student. I love how Bamfield provides a small tight-knit learning environment where students can work closely together and have lots of time with instructors.