Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?
A thirst for knowledge.
Why did you decide to study at UBC?
Because of the fantastic opportunity associated with being offered a chance to work in a world-class facility under the supervision of my academic advisor Nicholas Coops.
What do you hope to accomplish with your research?
Provide managers in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve with detailed, accurate and spatially explicit tree species distribution maps which they can use as the basis for a variety of ecologically centered managerial decisions.
What are your future career goals?
To use the skills I have obtained through my higher education to work towards a more sustainable human-environment relationship.
What has been your most memorable Vancouver experience so far?
They are countless; picking one would be impossible.
What advice do you have for new graduate students?
Be prepared for a great experience.
Personal Interests / Hobbies
Hiking, camping, skateboarding, gardening (food), philanthropy, cycling (mountain)