I am a post-doctoral scientist at the University of British Columbia. I have a PhD in biogeochemistry from the University of Colorado, an MSc in Earth Science, and a BSc in Environmental Science with a Minor in Geology from Simon Fraser University. I have been studying mountain environments for over 10 years. My passion for the earth and environmental sciences began in Grade 2 when a field trip to visit the last Dutch Elm tree in Montreal left me with a resounding impression that our environment is both complex and fragile. I am driven to understand our environment, how it can change, and how we are ultimately dependent on it. I am particularly interested in bridging the gap between academia and management practices. The most pressing questions that we and the next generation face will be found at the intersection of multiple disciplines and through unrestricted communication and collaboration.