About Me

Skills Overview

  • Psychology
  • Research
  • Data Analysis
  • Writing
  • Programming
  • Teaching
  • Graphic Arts

Psychology Areas

  • Social
  • Cognitive
  • Environmental
  • Affective
  • Evolutionary

Data Analysis

  • Correlations
  • Regression
  • SEM


  • MS Excel
  • Adobe CS6
  • Poser/Daz3D


  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Flex



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Psychology

University of Guelph, Ontario

Thesis title: Your Gain is My Loss: Fairness and The Zero-Sum Heuristic. Brief summary: In a zero-sum situation, the sum of all gains and losses is zero. Situations in which a scarce resource must be distributed to multiple parties are by definition zero-sum, because one person cannot receive more without another also receiving less. In my thesis, I argue that individuals are sensitive to zero-sum trade-offs, and can experience a sense of injustice when they believe that they been affected by them. I examine this in context of interpersonal relationships, and grading in the academic classroom.

Courses taken (partial list): Foundations: Applied Social Psychology, Applied Social Psychology


Master of Arts (MA), Psychology

Carleton University, Ontario

Thesis title: Does the uncanny valley exist? An empirical test of the relationship between eeriness and the human likeness of digitally created faces.

Courses taken (partial list): Cognition II, Advanced Topics in Cognition II, Computers and Cognition


Bachelor of Arts Honours (BAH), Psychology, with Computer Science Minor

Bishop’s University, Quebec

Honours thesis title: Terror management theory and human affect in response to computer generated voices.

Courses taken (partial list): Motivation & Emotion, Research Methods, Foundations of Computer Science, Principles Of Programming Languages, Programming Methodology, Data Structures, Database & Dynamic Web Design



Teaching Assistant, University of Guelph & Carleton University

Courses taught: Cognitive Psychology, Non-Experimental Research Methods, Introductory Psychology, and Design and Analysis in Psychological Research.


Research Assistant, University of Guelph & Carleton University

Assistant to Daniel V. Meegan (2011-Present), Guy L. Lacroix (2009-2011).


Information Technology Services, Bishop’s University

Computer technical support.


Website Publicity, Peterborough NH USA

Web design and search engine optimization.

Awards, Certificates, Scholarships

Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000; University of Guelph)
Board of Graduate Studies Scholarship ($2,000; University of Guelph)
Dean’s Scholarship ($5,000; University of Guelph)
Board of Graduate Studies Scholarship ($2,000; University of Guelph)
Dean’s Scholarship ($5,000; University of Guelph)
Graduate Scholarship ($4,250; Carleton University)
Dean’s Scholarship ($8,000; Carleton University)
Teaching Skills Certificate (Carleton University)
Graduate Scholarship ($4,250; Carleton University)
P.D. McCormack Fund ($2,000; Carleton University)
Certificate of Academic Excellence (Canadian Psychological Association)
Dr. Shannon Gadbois Prize (Bishop’s University)
First Place for Best Poster ($250, Bishop’s University Research Week)

Volunteer Experience


Volunteer, Software Engineer

eMERGE Guelph

eMERGE Guelph is a not-for-profit environmental organization that aims to significantly reduce the city of Guelph’s environmental impact. One of eMERGE’s core programs is the Efficient Home Visit, a consultation service that provides homeowners with information about how they can “live lighter and live richer” through simple lifestyle changes and by retrofitting their home. I have been working in collaboration with the Home Visit team to automate and enrich the interview and feedback processes.


Board of Directors, Financial Liaision

Ontario Public Interest Research Group, Guelph Chapter (OPIRG-Guelph)

OPIRG-Guelph is a non-profit organization that engages in research, education, and action on social and environmental justice issues. As a Board member, my primary responsibilities include staff management and consensus-based decision-making. As a financial liaision, my responsibilities include financial oversight and bookkeeping support.