Erin first discovered her passion for wildlife research while volunteering in a bat lab at McMaster University, later completing an honour’s thesis on wound healing in big brown bats as part of her B. Sc. in Biology & Psychology. She then started questioning the effects of natural resource extraction on wildlife while working as a tree planter in central British Columbia and northern Alberta. This led her to a M. Sc. project at the University of British Columbia, using camera traps to study boreal mammal community dynamics and responses to seismic line restoration near Fort McMurray, AB. This work focused on caribou conservation on an industrialized landscape, and she is thrilled to be continuing this work during her internship with fRI. When not pondering the intricacies of human-wildlife co-existence, Erin enjoys sailing, rock climbing, hiking, and skiing.