I completed my Bachelors of Science at the University of Waterloo, focusing my classes on ecology and environmental biology. During my time there, I was lucky enough to participate in some research projects and completed my own undergraduate thesis on Goldenrod taxonomy. Through these academic experiences, coupled with my involvement in nature and outdoor clubs, working in various environmental and agricultural labs, and an amazing experience in Ecuador learning about sustainable agriculture – I found a niche I wanted to be a part of – this being ecology, specifically areas involving restoration, ecosystems, and agriculture.
In early 2019, I completed my M.Sc. with Dr. Andrew MacDougall. My thesis research was in collaboration with ALUS Canada at the University of Guelph looking at the various factors that control ecosystem services - specifically soil carbon differences and accumulation between croplands and marginally restored native tallgrass prairie in agricultural landscapes.
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