I am an Assistant Professor in Statistical Sciences and Sociology at the University of Toronto. I received my PhD in Demography from the University of California, Berkeley. My research interests include statistical demography, mortality and health inequalities, and computational social science.
I have worked on research projects with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNHCR, and the Human Mortality Database. I was a 2016 Fellow at Data Science for Social Good, and have worked at the ANU’s Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research.
I am passionate about increasing the representation of women in STEM and other quantitative fields. I co-organize RLadies Toronto and maintain a list of women scholars in demography. I also co-organize the Formal Demography Working Group.
I am married to Rohan Alexander who is also faculty at UofT (and not a Jamaican-American cricketer as Google suggests). Outside of work I
am interested in photography, cycling, and music have two children, and enjoy building Lego, reading stories, and dancing to The Wiggles.
A full CV can be found here.