Originally from Calgary, Danielle developed a passion for the outdoors while spending her summers and winters learning and playing in the Rocky Mountains surrounding Canmore, Fernie, and Invermere. In 2015 she moved to Victoria (the unceded Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ territories) to pursue her passion for the environment further through a BSc in Geography at the University of Victoria. She immediately fell in love with the ecology and natural history of this beautiful place, exploring everywhere from the intertidal zone to Garry Oak meadows.
Her time in the geography department afforded her many opportunities to get her hands dirty. She has performed ecological surveys in California, studied small mammal populations as a research assistant at the Applied Conservation Science Lab, and worked as a mapping technologist for the Ministry of Transportation.
She has a very special love for maps, plants, birds, bats, and pollinators. In her off time, you can usually find her rock climbing, trail running, surfing, or hiking with her dog Lupine.
Danielle is extremely excited to begin a new chapter at the Habitat Acquisition Trust, working to support and protect species and areas she loves!