I was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. I completed my undergraduate degree in computational chemistry at Carleton University. II 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.