As the permafrost specialist for the ARI, I help to design and implement permafrost monitoring and research projects in the Beaufort Delta region. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Guelph, and a Master of Science in Physical Geography from Carleton University, where I focused on understanding how the condition of snow impacts ground temperatures along the Dempster Highway.
My research interests revolve around the relations between permafrost and the physical geography of the western Arctic. Of particular interest is understanding how transportation infrastructure and climate change are impacting permafrost, and developing strategies to promote resilience. The idea that science ought to be more approachable, inclusive, and thoughtful is central to how I approach the research process.
In addition to my work at the ARI, I serve as the Communications Director for the Canadian Permafrost Association where we work to pass on permafrost information by developing educational activities, online resources, training opportunities and more. When not at work, I enjoy getting outside to canoe, or dabbling in art.
If you have any permafrost-related questions, or concerns that you would like to chat about, please reach out.