- Ph.D. in Aerospace Studies, University of North Dakota (2013-2019). Under the supervision of Dr. James Casler, my dissertation focused on how people behave in isolated, confined environments.
- M.Sc. in Space Studies, University of North Dakota (2010-2012). Under the supervision of Dr. David Whalen, my thesis discussed the effects of a 1994 Telesat satellite disruption on the Canadian broadcast community.
- Bachelor of Journalism, science concentration, Carleton University (2003-2007).
- 2017: Eppy nomination for NBC News story on astronauts
- 2011-2017: Multiple tuition waivers and scholarships from the University of North Dakota
- 2012: EurekAlert! – Travel Stipend to American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in Vancouver
- 2010: Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario – Best In-Depth Feature
- 2007: National Association of Science Writers – Travel Stipend to American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in San Francisco
- 2006: Canadian Science Writers’ Association – Herb Lampert Emerging Journalist Award
- 2003-2005: Carleton University – Judith Johansen Memorial Award (2005); K. Phyllis Wilson Scholarship (2004); George Fierheller Entrance Scholarship (2003)