BA (University of Victoria) Geography Lab Tech IV, New Westminster Campus
Office: N3467A (New Westminster)
Phone: (604) 527-5249
Born in a small mountain town surrounded by a diverse natural landscape, my interest in geography began as far as I can remember. My curiosity quickly grew about how certain landforms shaped the natural setting that surrounded me. This curiosity continued on when I moved to Victoria, BC after I graduated high school in Nelson, BC. I was fascinated by the diversity of the marine environment and instantly fell in love with surfing. I decided to apply my curiosity towards a degree in geography. I completed a B.A. in Geography from the University of Victoria in 2010. I chose to get a B.A. because after my first year of post-secondary education I realized I was just as interested in the human aspect of geography as much as I was interested in the physical aspect. I focused my studies mainly on GIS and Asian cultures during my four years of post-secondary education.
After I graduated from the University of Victoria, applying my newly acquired GIS skills, I spent a winter working with a seismic surveying company doing oil and gas exploration throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. After my winter in the prairies, I was offered a job as a Lab Assistant in the Geography Department at Camosun College back in Victoria where I spent my first two years of post-secondary education. I really enjoyed the position helping students discover similar interests to mine and sharing our ideas. The following summer, I was offered a job at a GIS consulting firm in Victoria as a GIS Technician. I was responsible for mapping Ethnohistoric reports for First Nations throughout British Columbia. I gained a diverse set of work related GIS skills and a huge understanding of First Nation culture and geography in British Columbia.
As much as I love GIS, my main passion in geography is to teach and share my interests with others as I did at Camosun College a few years back. In 2018, I moved to Metro Vancouver to do what I really enjoy with geography, where I joined the Douglas College Geography Department as a Lab Technician at the New Westminster Campus. I really enjoy aiding students with their geography goals and being in a post-secondary environment. The world is forever changing and I believe there is always something new to learn regardless of how much you already know.