Rachel is a conservation biologist who developed and currently coordinates Wildsight’s Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey. She also manages water quality monitoring and invasive plant projects for Wildsight Golden. She has worked as a wildlife field biologist on multiple projects across the globe for nearly two decades. From elephants, to grizzlies and seabirds; her passion for researching wildlife and protecting the ecosystems they need for survival continues to grow. Rachel hails from the west coast, where her passion for biodiversity and the outdoors began. At the top of her class, she graduated from Royal Roads University with a Master of Science degree in Environment and Management in 2014, and has a Bachelors of Science degree (biology major) from the University of Victoria. Rachel currently resides in Parson, and in her spare time, she loves to be outdoors with her family.