PhD 2020 - present
Alexis received a B.Sc. in Animal Biology from the University of Alberta in 2017. Afterwards, she worked on a number of conservation projects, primarily with frogs and bats, and completed an internship and fellowship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, investigating sleeping and exploration behaviour in Jamaican fruit bats. For her Ph.D., Alexis intends to investigate how parasitism and ancestry impact dispersal behaviour in stickleback fish. Outside of research, her favourite activities include travelling, scuba diving, and adventuring with her dog, Mr. Flea. Alexis is co-supervised by Andrew Hendry at McGill University.
Photo by Léa Blondel
Kristen is entering her fourth year of biochemistry at Brock University. She is currently completing a co-op and is interested in exploring the ecological effects human disturbances, such as urbanization, have on the adaptation of certain animal populations. In her spare time, she can be found hiking, mountain biking and bird-watching.