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Currently pursuing: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Criminology (Forensic Anthropology)

Master of Arts (MA) 18’ in Criminology (Forensic Anthropology)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) 15’ in Archaeology (Bioarchaeology and South Pacific Archaeology)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) 11’ in Criminology & Anthropology (Double Major)

Ph.D. Committee
Dr. Gail S. Anderson (School of Criminology Associate Director, Burnaby Mountain Endowed Professor, Co-Director of the Centre for Forensic Research), and
Dr. J. Bryan Kinney (School of Criminology Associate Director, Professor, Asst. Director of the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies).
Researcher & Field Supervisor
Forensic Entomology Laboratory
Centre for Forensic Research
  • For my doctoral research, I study human
    decomposition in aquatic environments, 
    drowning locations across Canada, and body 
    detection in cold climates.
Laboratory Manager
Forensic Entomology Laboratory
Centre for Forensic Research
  • Oversee laboratory operations, safety training, scheduling, chemical inventories, and safety and risk management services for our lab.
  • Evidence receiving and processing for active casework.
  • Supervise research assistants (work-study program) and volunteers.
  • Offer laboratory tours and STEAM outreach workshops in the Greater Vancouver Lower Mainland.
  • Lead organizer for the Centre for Forensic Research Symposium 2019.
Technical Working Group Member
Canadian Drowning Prevention 
  • Engage in public outreach and research on water safety awareness amongst New Canadian immigrant communities. 
  • Publication. Contributed research towards the Canadian Drowning Prevention Plan (3rd, 4th, and 5th edition).
  • Publication. World Drowning Prevention Conference, Durban, Africa. Conference (oral) presentation and published abstract.
Sessional Instructor, Course Supervisor, Teaching Assistant, Tutor Marker
CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology
CRIM 103 - Psychological Explanations of
                    Criminal and Deviant Behaviour
CRIM 220 - Research Methods
CRIM 218 - Special Topics: Forensic Taphonomy
                    and Medicolegal Investigations
CRIM 330 - Criminal Procedure and Evidence Law
CRIM 355 - Forensic Science I
CRIM 356 - Forensic Science II
CRIM 402 - Biological Explanations of Crime
Ethics Board Member
Senate Research Ethics Board
SFU Graduate Ambassador
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
FASS-in-the-Class Outreach Program
Community Scientist
Scientists in the Schools Program (SIS)
Meet a Scientists Program (MAS)
Community Scientists Initiative (CSI)
Science World, Vancouver
Ms. Infinity Mentor
Youth Engagement Committee Member
Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology