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Research and Work Experience

A manta trawl for sampling plastic pollution in surface water.
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U of T Trash Team in 2018!
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Alice running a chemistry practical at UTSC in 2020.
Alice and Arianna at CSIRO Christmas Par
Alice at CSIRO Christmas Party in Tasmania, Australia in 2018 during a two-month-long research internship under a CGS - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement. 

Lecture Positions, Guest Lectures, and Keynotes

Guest Seminar Speaker, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, April 2023

Guest Lecturer, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, October 2021

Keynote Speaker, Science Literacy Week, September 2021

2019-2023 (PhD)

PhD Student, Rochman Lab, University of Toronto, 2019-present

Visiting Research Scholar, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, USA, January-December 2023

Laboratory Teaching Assistant, CHMA11H3, Introductory Chemistry II: Reactions and Mechanisms, Winter 2020

Teaching Assistant, EESB18H3, Natural Hazards, University of Toronto Scarborough, Fall 2019

National Biology Competition Administrative Assistant, University of Toronto, April-July 2019

2017-2019 (MSc)

Master's Student, Rochman Lab, University of Toronto, 2017-2019

Visiting Research Scholar, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Tasmania, Australia, November-December 2018

Laboratory Teaching Assistant, BIO120H1, Introduction to Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Fall 2017

2014-2017 (BSc)

Fourth-year Honours Thesis Student, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 2016-2017

Work-Study Student, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 2015-2016

NSERC USRA, Department of Chemistry, Murphy Group, University of Toronto, 2015-2016

NSERC USRA, BioZone, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto 2014-2015

Sustainability Commissioner, ​University of Toronto Students' Union, 2015-2016 & 2016-2017

Sustainability Commissioner, Victoria University Students' Administrative Council, 2014-2015

Previous and Other Work Experience:

Assistant Coach, Ray Wong Badminton Club, 2019-2020

Assistant Coach, Epic Sports Badminton Centre, 2017-2018

Harbourfront Centre Summer Festival Volunteer 2011-2013

Anne Johnston Health Station Logistics Volunteer and Youth Advisory Committee Executive Member 2009-2013

Heart and Stroke Foundation: Phone Volunteer 2009-2010, Heart Month Captain 2010-2011 and Zone Leader 2011-2012

Vari Coffee Deli and Old Sheppard Variety Store Cashier, Manager, and Employee 2006-2012

Awards and Scholarships


University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Graduate Student Travel Grant

Centre for Global Change Science (CGCS) Graduate Student Research Award

TD Graduate Research Scholarship in Environmental Science 

School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Conference Grant


Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS, 2020-2023)


Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS, Awarded and Declined)


Canada Graduate Scholarships - Masters (CGS-M)

Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS)

Centre for Global Change Science (CGCS) Graduate Student Research Award

General Motors Women in Science and Mathematics Award


Queen Elizabeth II - Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology (QEII-GSST)


Douglas Pimlott Graduating Award, School of Environment, University of Toronto, 2016-2017

UTSU Sustainability Commissioner Honorarium, University of Toronto, 2017

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Scholarship, for Master's Program, 2017-present


NSERC USRA, 2015-2016

Chachra Family Chemistry Award 2015-2016

Arts and Science Environment and Science Scholarship 2015-2016

Douglas Pimlott OSOTF Award, School of Environment, University of Toronto, 2015-2016

Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 Nominee, Starfish Canada, 2015-2016


NSERC USRA, 2014-2015

Pimlott Entrance Scholarship, School of Environment, University of Toronto, 2014-2015

David Redman Chemistry Prize 2014-2015

Milne Research Award, April-August 2014

Everyday Political Citizen, Samara Canada 2015



Think Beyond Plastic (R) Startup Competition - Semi-Finalist 2013-2014

General Motors II Award, Victoria College (2013-2017)

Dean's List (2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017)

University of Toronto Book Award 2013

Schulich Leader Nominee 2013


Before 2013

Canadian Federation of University Women: Biology Award, 2013

Top Average Award, North Toronto Collegiate Institute (2009-2013)

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