Simone DeRoche, PhD

has always maintained the idea that she would grow up and make discoveries about the natural world. Simone specialized in ecology for her BSc and her honour’s project focused on the influence of fish evolution on surrounding ecosystems. She continued lab work before traveling to the Galapagos Islands to observe a famously diverse biological landmark. Simone was inspired to start her PhD on ecological and evolutionary diversity in desert lizards. Her desire to make discoveries about the natural world has persisted since an early age. Dr. Des Roches hopes to inspire and teach others to take an active interest in the nature that is around them.