I am enrolled as a Ph.D. student at York University, studying social psychology under the supervision of Prof. Regina Schuller. I am interested in the intersection of psychology and the law, including wrongful convictions, hate crimes, and racial bias screening procedures for criminal juries. Please refer to my research interest page for a more detailed discussion of these ideas.
I completed my Honours BA and my Masters degree in Social Psychology at the University of Western Ontario under Prof. Vicki Esses, specializing in prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping. My MA research focused on the role of actual and perceived threat on reactions to sexist and racist humour, and the role of disparagement jokes as a socially acceptable vehicle for prejudice.
Following my Masters, I obtained a LL.B. from Queen’s University law school in 2006. After articling in Kingston, I was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2007 and have been working in civil litigation in Toronto since 2008.