As a PhD student in the Richardson lab, my goals are to improve conservation management tools for amphibians while also improving our understanding of niche boundaries and community resistance to invasion.
What was the best surprise about UBC or life in Vancouver?
People are very receptive and open to new ideas.
Why did you decide to study at UBC?
The marriage of a world class university, great supervisor and lab group and amazing outdoor opportunities.
What do you like to do for fun or relaxation?
Play music, climb, hike, ski and sea kayak.
What advice do you have for new graduate students?
Don’t spend every day at the office. Make the most of all the amazing extracurricular activities at UBC! Remember that a graduate degree is a learning experience, if you don’t make mistakes, you’re probably not learning!