I grew up playing in Cold Creek (in eastern Ontario) and that inspired me to study inland waters. After completing a B.Sc. in Environmental Biology at McGill’s Macdonald Campus, I was introduced to the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario. There, I examined the impacts of common pelagic predators on the zooplankton community with the University of Manitoba and Fisheries and Oceans Canada using deep in situ enclosures. I have dabbled in freshwater and arctic science including sample storage, historical data rescue, and phosphorus flux from Canadian Lakes. In my current position with QE3, I procure and maintain equipment, track purchases and manage assets, conduct research, and assist students with projects and field work. I enjoy carrying out varied tasks and assisting with research that informs decision making on environmental policy.