Kristen Walters, Research Associate
Kristen is a Masters of Science candidate at Simon Fraser University where she is studying the role bald eagles play in coastal food web dynamics and nutrient cycling to better inform ecosystem-based management strategies for salmon populations. She originally hails from Jackson, Wyoming U.S.A, where she grew up surrounded by the abundant wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and passionate citizens who aim to be responsible stewards of our ecosystems.
Knowing she wanted to be involved with wildlife conservation from the age of 4, she landed at the University of British Columbia for her undergraduate degree to focus on environmental law. After completing her BA in Environmental History, she soon found herself ‘getting her hands dirty’ in the field, and has since transitioned to biology.
Kristen is passionate about interdisciplinary approaches to conservation initiatives by collaborating with people of all backgrounds and professional fields. In her free time, you can find Kristen adventuring in the mountains, fly-fishing and attempting to play her guitar.
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