My interest in nature began early, accompanying my family on yearly camping trips throughout much of Ontario. As an adult, I was able to focus my interests while completing my B.Sc. at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (Memorial University of Newfoundland) in Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador.
My interest in birds developed while in Newfoundland, leading me to focus on bird conservation issues. My B.Sc. thesis explored changes in bird community structures due to moose overbrowsing in Gros Morne National Park.
I am currently a graduate student working on a M.Sc. in Environmental and Life Sciences at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. At present I am examining how single-tree harvesting affects black-throated blue warbler nesting success in Algonquin Provincial Park.