I was born to a Quebecois family in Montreal and grew up in English speaking Halifax, Canada. There I completed a BA in History of Science and Technology at the University of King's College. Though I was a humanities student I spent much of my undergraduate working in laboratories, learning and reflecting on the experimental methods of scientists. Stepping between different research cultures gave me a fascination for the different ways in which we can study the natural world. More than ethical advice, I believe that philosophy and history can contribute genuine methodological insights for the sciences. During my MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at Cambridge I hope to examine the ways in which model organisms are shaped by their experimental contexts. What kind of generalizations can be drawn from organisms that change constantly and situationally? I believe that answering this question calls for interdisciplinary and inter-cultural approaches, and I hope to continue my collaborations with scientists during my time at Cambridge. I am honoured to join the Gates community, where I will be able to take part in scholarly conversations that reach across disciplines and nationalities.
University of King's College 2020 History of Science&Technology