I am passionate about active transportation. I’m on the board of the advocacy group Bike Ottawa, where I contributed data analysis to Bike Ottawa’s 2020 and 2021 annual reports (the COVID-19 Pandemic video, Cycling Trend Changes in 2020 map, Cycling Trend Changes in 2021 map, Winter Cycling Network Missing Links, and Pedal Poll report). I’ve appeared on the Bike Talk podcast and talked about bike share systems on CBC.
Helping other people learn to program is a passion I discovered after starting graduate school. I co-founded UofT Coders, a weekly study group for researchers and community members where we teach each other programming, talk about issues and best practices in science, and consume snacks. I’m also an instructor with Software Carpentry, a worldwide network dedicated to helping people become better programmers and scientists. UofT Coders have hosted several Software Carpentry workshops at the University of Toronto (April 25-26, 2016, May 9-10, 2016, May 26-27, 2016, February 3-4, 2017, January 18-19, 2018, June 18-19, 2018 and July 12-13, 2018).
I love riding my bike with my son, hiking, camping, and reading novels. My family and I are hiking the Bruce Trail end-to-end. Check out photos and stories of our adventures on the blog.