Larissa Thelin

she/her | Master of Science Candidate

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4226-2917

About Me

For as long as I can remember I’ve loved to be outside. I grew up in a tiny town in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. My siblings and I had ten acres of farmland to ourselves – we quite literally spent our summer days running wild and barefoot until the dinner bell rang. And our weekends were spent hiking, horseback riding, or camping in the many beautiful areas within the valley.

It was no wonder I was enthralled by natural sciences in grade school, and floored when I started to learn about anthropogenic disturbances on our environment. Naturally, I eventually found my way to conservation and wildlife research.

Today, my research passion is to try to understand how our natural world, particularly our most vulnerable species, may be impacted by climate change. I am concerned for the state of our planet and hope to lend my voice to the species that need it.

Education

Present

Master of Science | Department of Biological Sciences | University of Alberta

Highlights: NSERC CGS-M Recipient (Year 1) | Weston Family Award in Northern Research (Year 2) | Funded by Earth Rangers (Year 2)

2017

Bachelor of Arts | Department of Geography, specializing in Natural Resource Management | Vancouver Island University

Highlights: Dean’s Honour List for four consecutive years | Undergraduate thesis published in The Canadian Geographer in 2018 | Honorary Mention at the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers Conference 2016