I was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. I completed my undergraduate degree in computational chemistry at Carleton University. I completed my Ph.D. in 2009 and took up an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with Professor Benoît Roux. I joined the Department of Chemistry at Memorial as an Assistant Professor in January, 2012. I was promoted to Associate Professor in September 2017.