Hiking back to the truck after some successful data collection at Clear Creek, SW Yukon (photo by Courtenay Jacklin).

I grew up in rural Manitoba and completed a BSc in Environmental Studies (Forest Ecology Stream) at the University of Winnipeg in 2012.  During my time there, I took field courses in The Pas and Churchill, and worked for two summers as a research assistant in both prairie and forest environments in Manitoba.

In fall 2012 I began a Master of Science program in Geography at Queen’s University and in fall 2013, I transferred into the PhD program to continue the research I started as a Masters student.  I spent three and a half summers in southwest Yukon collecting data for my PhD thesis, which I completed in fall 2017.

Following graduation, I worked as a research associate at Queen’s University for five months before starting a position as a postdoctoral fellow at Wilfrid Laurier University.  You can read more about my research on my Research page.