Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2013 - Present

Research Assistant

University of Victoria
  • Literature reviewing, report writing and project support in conjunction with Environment Canada’s National Water Research Institute staff
  • Reviewing and authoring of literature relevant to climate change and the impacts on freshwater ecosystems in the Canadian Arctic
May 2015 - Sep 2015

Student Agroclimate Data Analyst

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
  • Spatial and statistical analysis, display and troubleshooting to assist national programs including: Canadian/North American Drought Monitor, National Livestock Tax Deferral and Agroclimate Impact Reporter
Aug 2014 - Apr 2015

Teaching Assistant Consultant and Specialist Instructor

University of Victoria
  • Mentoring of Specialist instructors within the Department of Geography
  • Providing professional development and TA support seminars
  • Developing and delivering lab content for an Introduction to Maps and GIS course
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015

Consulting Scientist

Environment Canada
  • Synthesis of current states of research on specific topics related to climate change
  • Providing suggestions for future research directions
Sep 2011 - Apr 2013

Lab Instructor and Academic Assistant

University of Regina
  • Teaching lab courses in the Department of Geography and Department of Engineering including:
    • Introduction to Physical Geography – Lab instructor and content developer
    • Geomorphology – Academic assistant
    • Engineering Design and Communication – Discussion leader and teaching assistant
Sep 2011 - Apr 2013

Research Assistant

University of Regina

Operation of lab equipment and analysis of output, examining the particle size distribution of sediment from water samples taken from glacier-fed lakes


2013 - 2013

Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

University of Regina
2011 - 2013

Master of Science, Geography

University of Regina
2007 - 2011

Bachelor of Science, Geography

University of Northern British Columbia


2007 - Present

Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator

Transport Canada
2015 - Present

Ground Search and Rescue

Justice Institute of British Columbia
Feb 2015 - Feb 2017

Wilderness and Remote First-aid and CPR-C

Canadian Red Cross



Public speaking and science communication

Delivery of technical and non-technical content to a wide range of audiences ranging from, but not exclusive to:

  • Academics
  • Non-profit organisations
  • Agricultural producers
  • Government officials

ArcGIS suite of programs

  • Experience using the ArcGIS suite of programs from spatial data analysis and display

Remote limnological sampling

  • Deployment, troubleshooting and data analysis from remote Arctic Lake Monitoring System buoy (Environment Canada).
  • Water sample collection from remote glacier-fed lacustrine environments

Sediment sampling and analysis

  • Collection of lake water and lake-bed sediment samples using tools such as an Ekman corer, gravity corer and automated water samplers
  • Analysis of particle size distribution of sediment in water samples taken from glacier-fed lakes in BC with specific focus on cohesive sediment particles
  • Use of laboratory equipment for the examination of water and sediment properties