I am a PhD student in Waterloo-Laurier Graduate Program in Geography co-supervised by Dr. Claude Duguay (Duguay Research Group), Dr. Homa Kheyrollah-Pour (ReCEC Lab), and I am also a student researcher for the Global Water Futures (GWF) - Lake Futures project. My research focuses on water quality and algal blooms as they relate to climate change within North American Great Lakes. Lakes are considered sentinels of change and represent the down-stream consequences of anthropogenic and climatic forcings. Satellite based remote sensing image archives allow for long time series analysis of lake surface biota and the interactions of climate variables. I hold an MSc in Biology with a collaborative degree in Global Health Systems in Africa from the University of Western Ontario, an MES in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Western Ontario, and a BES in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of Waterloo. It is my hope that this research will contribute to the improvement of algal bloom projection models.