Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
BSc University of Guelph
I completed my undergraduate degree in biological sciences, with minors in psychology and forest systems. My research background is diverse, from plant ecology and pollinators in southern Ontario to fauna surveys in the rainforests of Guyana to lichen identification in northern Ontario. I was originally planning on pursuing work in agroforestry when I heard about the work in Dr. Tank’s lab; from there I was hooked on northern research. My current graduate work focuses on the effects of massive retrogressive thaw slumps on organic carbon dynamics in streams. I get to hike across the tundra to collect water samples, interact with northern communities and explore places very few people ever get to discover. My research has inspired my love for the North and investigating the impacts climate change have on its unique ecosystem. For fun I like to hike, play with dogs and I’ve recently taken up rock climbing.