I recently defended my P.h.D at the University of Toronto working under the supervision of Shannon McCauley. I am now beginning a post-doc in Caroline Tucker’s lab at the University of North Carolina- CH where I will investigate how varying suites of traits inform patterns of community assembly in daphniid zooplankton species, especially following a disturbance. My dissertation work focused on understanding how warming due to climate change alters species interactions, and ultimately how those interactions affect the composition of ecological communities.