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.

2019-2020 (PhD)

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

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 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

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. 

Awards and Scholarships


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)

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

Dean's List 2013-2014, 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)

University of Toronto Book Award 2013

Schulich Leader Nominee 2013


Before 2013

Canadian Federation of University Women: Biology Award, 2013