Tracy grew up on the prairies in Edmonton, AB, but she has always been drawn to the mountains, and moved to Jasper in 1998. After a brief career as a medical lab tech, she followed her love of biology and completed a BSc in Environmental Science at the University of Northern B.C. and an MSc in Environmental Management from Royal Roads University. Her thesis research focused on caribou behavioural response to hikers in Jasper National Park. Since completing her master’s in 2007, Tracy has worked for Parks Canada and for the fRI Grizzly Bear Program, before starting with the fRI Caribou Program in 2016. Tracy believes strongly in conservation, and she can be found outside in her natural habitat whenever she gets the chance.