Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
BSc Western University
While I’ve always been interested in northern ecology, my undergraduate thesis really solidified my desire to work in the north. In this project, I determined spatial and temporal patterns in dissolved organic matter characteristics related to rapid permafrost thaw in the Old Crow Flats, Yukon. This research led me to my current project, where I am investigating the role of mineral-organic interactions in the fate of permafrost carbon and how this varies across the western Canadian Arctic.
Outside of my research, I spend my time baking, reading, and playing sports. In the last two years, I’ve picked up several new sports, including bouldering, weightlifting, skiing, and snowboarding.
Check out my website to learn more about my experiences (and see some cool field pictures)!