Informal Earth Science Education Organization
I am an Earth Sciences and mineral resources specialist, educator and science communicator with professional experience in the Natural Resources Sector, and in Higher and Informal Education. I have worked as a practitioner, in Industrial Minerals in the stone, sand and gravel industry; as a mining and environment Policy Analyst and Environment, and Education and Outreach Committee lead with the Ontario Mining Association; in post-secondary education in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Instructional Development, Course Design and as a Sessional Lecturer; and with Mining Matters, providing Earth science and mineral resources education to teachers, students and the public.
I am an active member of the national Earth Science Education and Outreach community. I am a past President of the Canadian Geoscience Education Network (CGEN), the educational arm of the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES), and Past Outreach Director for CFES. I currently served as Co-Chair of EdGEO, an organization that offers funds and expertise in support of Teacher professional learning workshops.
I serve as the Secretary of the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), an organization focused on reclamation, rehabilitation and remediation of lands and water.I have Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Earth Sciences, from the University of Guelph.