I am a scientist studying black holes and the early universe, with a PhD in astronomy & astrophysics. With my scientific training, I will bring important experience and perspectives to government, which will help us implement evidence-based policy and solve the unique problems of our future. I have experienced extreme weather; soon after I turned 14, my mother was killed when my family home in North Vancouver was destroyed by a mudslide. My father survived, sustaining injuries and brain damage that forever altered his life.

My mother was a beloved college instructor, dedicated to diversity, and I followed her example by focusing on diversity efforts, including leading the Women in Physics and Astronomy group at my university, where I organized mentoring, outreach, social gatherings, and discussions. I co-founded a chapter of 314 Action, an advocacy group that works to get scientists into elected positions to enact evidence-based policy. I have stepped back from these responsibilities to finish writing my dissertation at home in North Vancouver, and to apply my skills to help our community.

The perspective I have gained from studying the cosmos and surviving tragedy leads me to value every day, and work tirelessly to protect the Earth and its inhabitants. I am deeply concerned about the environment, the effects of job automation, and the rapid advancements in artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies.

I am an avid singer, and I cherish having been able to perform regularly, including a choral premiere at Carnegie Hall and mass at St. Peter's Basilica. I seek to ensure the preservation of the world’s art and cultures as we face an uncertain and changing future. With an altered climate and other existential threats, it’s time to look at what we value, and shape our future to be equitable and just.

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