My undergraduate training began at the University of Saskatchewan with a BSc honours degree in Physical Geography (2005) where I developed a fascination with landscape evolution and archaeology. During the course of my undergraduate work, I held three NSERC-funded research assistantships that allowed me to participate in research on the geoarchaeology of the Douglas Point Sand Hills, SK (University of Saskatchewan), glaciotectonism in southeast Alberta (University of Calgary), and drumlin formation in the Rocky Mountain Trench, BC (Simon Fraser University), as well as conduct laboratory work for my honours project on the glacial history of southeastern Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut.
My interests in glacial geomorphology and sedimentology led me to pursue an MSc degree at Simon Fraser University to study the sedimentological and micromorphological properties of till associated with the Cordilleran Ice Sheet.
During this time, I was introduced to luminescence dating by my co-supervisor, Olav Lian and soon after completion of my MSc work in 2008, I enrolled in the PhD program at the University of Wollongong, Australia to pursue research interests in the development and application of luminescence dating techniques in Quaternary geology and archaeology.
There, I combined sedimentological and geomorphological observations with new luminescence age estimates from both quartz and feldspar to help constrain the depositional age of Youngest Toba Tuff (YTT) deposits and artefact-bearing alluvial sediments in the Middle Son Valley, Madhya Pradesh, India.
I have research interests in sedimentology, geomorphology, geoarchaeology and the development and application of luminescence dating techniques in Quaternary geology and archaeology.