I am a conservation biologist and science communicator, with a passion for understanding how human activity impacts environmental systems. My research has centered on the effect of environmental stressors (e.g., disease and contaminants) on species behaviour and life history, as well as how different types of knowledge can be drawn on to help conservation efforts.
Applying over 15 years of training and experience in science communication and public engagement, I've developed content that educates about conservation and advocates for the stewardship and protection of public land and waters for science media and non-profit organizations. I am able to harness the power of different formats of communication (written, oral, and visual) and am committed to creating engaging programming that is inclusive of different perspectives and knowledge systems.
I am actively engaged in science policy and have written briefings and discussion papers for non-profit organizations. I have assessed policies and procedures in conservation and wildlife management and developed evidence-based recommendations with the aim to inform, promote collaboration, and improve relationships with the various communities and organizations involved. I have also worked on projects that support equity, diversity, and inclusion and enhance Indigenous representation in conservation.