Chantalle completed her Bachelor of Natural Resource Science with Honours from Thompson Rivers University in 2018. Her honours thesis explored grassland reclamation on an industrial ‘brownfield’ site in Lillooet, British Columbia. Additionally, during the summers of her undergrad, she had the opportunity to work as a research assistant for four years on various reclamation projects. The ongoing work led her to discover her passion for ecosystem reclamation studies. She is currently working on her MSc. of Environmental Science under the supervision of Dr. Lauchlan Fraser. Her project provides opportunities to gain on-site experience as well as develop new lab skills unique to DNA meta barcoding.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping and travelling. During her undergrad, Chantalle studied abroad in Sweden and Belize, as well as presented her honours thesis at an international conference, hosted in the United States. She looks forward to travelling and making connections at future conferences and events while she completes her masters.