My CV

Work History

Habitat Technician, Ontario Streams, May – August 2019
  • Restored stream, wetland, and riparian habitat throughout the GTA
  • Constructed erosion-control structures including cabled debris jams, cabled log jams, and sweeps
  • Conducted physical and biological aquatic monitoring, including use of electrofishing to determine fish populations, OBBN protocol to evaluate benthic invertebrate community composition, and OSAP protocol to collect stream data
  • Led and collaborated with volunteers participating in tree planting, Atlantic salmon releases/monitoring, and the Adopt-A-Stream program, which helped groups become more connected to their restoration sites via experiential learning
Terrestrial & Wetland Biologist, Natural Resource Solutions Inc., May – August 2018
  • Undertook pre- and post-construction monitoring required for Environmental Impact Statements, including Species at Risk surveys
  • Participated in aquatic, wetland, and terrestrial field work (mussel and fish relocations, aquatic habitat assessment, amphibian monitoring, vegetation sampling, and bat, raptor, and breeding bird surveys
  • Completed background site reviews and compiled corresponding species lists to be used in initial and progress reports
Assistant Technical Analyst, Region of Peel – Public Works, September – December 2017
  • Engaged students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Waste Education Workshops as part of the region’s Environmental Outreach Program
  • Updated and created new activities for the Waste Reduction Workshops
  • Performed tours of the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility and Community Recycling Centre to various schools to explain waste management in the Region of Peel
  • Collected and managed data used to evaluate the effectiveness of the workshops and tours
Engineering Assistant, Natural Resources Canada, January – April 2017
  • Provided monthly global updates about the energy sector in the form of redesigned monthly newsletters
  • Completed a trial of an advisory company and submitted my feedback
  • Researched the environmental effects of marine energy devices and presented my findings to help other teams make decisions about where to invest in terms of renewable resources

Education

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

University of Waterloo, 2015-2020

  • Majored in Environment, Resources and Sustainability, Honours, Co-op
  • Minored in Geography and Environmental Management
  • Received a Diploma in Restoration and Rehabilitation
  • Thesis: An Examination of the Conservation Challenges Faced by the Shortfin Mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) in Atlantic Canada, including Current Management Protocol and Necessary Steps Forward
  • Coursework in Human/Physical Geography, Forest/Tropical/Aquatic/Marine Ecology, and Wildlife Management
  • Elected to Vice President for the University of Waterloo Society for Ecological Restoration Student Association in 2017 & 2018

Natural Resource Science Semester

Haida Gwaii Institute

  • Classroom and field-based experiential learning based on the integration of Western and traditional ecological knowledge of the Haida First Nation to begin to understand complex social, cultural, political and ecological issues
  • Coursework in Coastal & Terrestrial Ecosystems, Biophysical Dynamics of the Marine-Terrestrial Interface, Ecology & Wildlife Management, Systems Thinking, and Ecosystem-Based Management

Certifications

October 2020 | Royal Ontario Museum Introductory Fish Identification Certification

July 2020 | Conservation Fishing License

May 2019 | Class II Backpack Electrofishing Certification

August 2017 | Shark Conservation Specialty Diver (Project AWARE)

May 2017 | OBBN Certificate of Training

May 2017 | Pleasure Craft Operator Card