Marylou completed a Major in Physics at Université de Montréal in April 2021. She previously graduated with a Pharmacy degree as well as obtained a Master’s degree in Advanced Pharmacotherapy. In the summer of 2021, under the supervision of professor Björn Benneke she completed an internship at iREx, during which she used unsupervised learning to compute reflected light with DISORT. In September 2021, she joined the research group of professor David Lafrenière within the iREx to pursue her Master’s degree in Physics at Université de Montréal. Her research consists in using transit spectroscopy data obtained by the James Webb space telescope’s NIRISS instrument in order to study the atmosphere of a hot Jupiter.
Marylou is deeply concerned by the importance of supporting women and other minorities in physics. Therefore, she is part of the Diversité Physique committee in the Department of physics and the team within the APS-IDEA network that aims to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in physics. She is also a member of the project Parité sciences as a research assistant.