Alex Leamy

I am an ADGIS student at Selkirk College. I have experience in Health GIS applications, as a research assistant for Dr. Neil Hanlon at the University of Northern British Columbia. From UNBC, I have a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and a Minor in GIS.


Diana Paolucci

I am a student at Selkirk College, where I am currently in the process of completing an Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems. Originally from Richmond Hill, Ontario, my experience with spatial information databases began over a year ago at York University, where I completed a Bachelor of Environmental Studies with my area of focus being environmental management. I am particularly interested in using my GIS skills to analyze anthropogenic impacts on the environment and, in turn, conserving wildlife and their widely varied habitats.

Gabrielle Boudreau

Originally from Wakefield, Quebec, I moved to British Columbia in 2014. I graduated from the Selkirk College Forestry program in 2018 and am currently completing a BGIS at this same institution. I have worked many years in forestry and this is what inspired me to expand my knowledge in the GIS world.


Jamie Davies

I am a 3rd year Bachelors Degree GIS student at Selkirk College. I am originally from rural Ontario, but have been living in Nelson, BC for 5 years. I have work experience in several forestry related jobs, including firefighting, conservation, environmental research and the stewardship of private conservation lands.


Kate Brie

Originally from Toronto, I came to western Canada to work in forestry and have naturally progressed to a career in GIS. After working in forestry for a few years, I completed Selkirk College’s Forest Technology program in 2018. I returned to Selkirk where I am currently working towards a Bachelor’s in GIS.


Kyla Workun

I am originally from Edmonton, Alberta and I moved to Cranbrook after I graduated with a biology degree. I am currently completing the Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems at Selkirk College. I plan on combining my GIS skills with my biology degree to study climate change and conservation, I am especially interested in marine conservation.


Laura Crowe

Originally from New Brunswick, I moved to British Columbia four years ago to attend Selkirk College and graduated in 2018 with a diploma in Forest Technology. I currently attend Selkirk College in the Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems program. I had previously spent most summers working as a tree planter before putting my schooling to use and working as a technologist for a forestry consulting company out of Nelson. I had an interest for GIS while in school, and once I began working for the consulting company with the data collection side of GIS and getting to know the GIS mappers, I wanted to return to Selkirk to explore GIS and see where it might take me.


Mackenzie Booth

A student in Selkirk College’s GIS degree program. Prior to attending this program, I completed a diploma in Ski Resort Operations & Management at Selkirk College. I am originally from the Sunshine Coast BC, and over the past few years I have lived and worked in Whistler and Vancouver. My goal is to pursue a career in planning.


Nerissa Abbott

I was raised in Vancouver, BC but for the last three years I have been attending Selkirk College and calling Nelson home.  After graduating with a diploma in Recreation, Fish, and Wildlife in April of 2019, I spent the summer working as a Resource Monitoring Technician for the Ministry of Forests. I am now working on my undergraduate degree Geographic Information Systems. Moving forward, I aspire to obtain a position in the environmental field that allows me to integrate fieldwork with geospatial data analysis.


Porscha Nutley

I am currently completing the Advanced Diploma in GIS at Selkirk College in Castlegar BC. I am originally from Ontario, where I completed a three year Fish and Wildlife Technologist Diploma at sir Sandyford Fleming College. I have two summers of field experience working with vegetation surveying and one year of experience working as a mapping technician at a forestry consulting company. With this I can offer both hands on work in the field as well as in office data management and GIS production to any position available. I am looking forwards to utilizing my knowledge of GIS and the environment to enter into a rewarding and challenging career in the environmental field. 

Santiago Botero

I was born in the tall mountain ranges of Colombia. I always wanted to combine my passion for nature with science and technology. I am currently achieving this by studying Geographic Information Systems at Selkirk College. I am also a recent graduate in Environmental Planning Technology and am working towards achieving a designation as a professional biologist. I am also fascinated by drones and remote sensing, and their endless applications in natural resource management.


Shalen Block

I am from the rural community of Winlaw BC nestled in the Slocan Valley. Currently, I am studying in the advanced diploma of GIS program at Selkirk College, Castlegar. I am eager to put my knowledge to work and acquire new skills as I set out in the employment landscape upon graduation.


Stephanie Jouvet

I was born and raised in Banff, AB, where my love for recreating outdoors cultivated my interest in protecting wild spaces. I am currently studying Geographic Information Systems at Selkirk College in Castlegar, BC. Previously, I completed the Recreation, Fish and Wildlife diploma at the same institute, which led to employment opportunities with Parks Canada as a Fire & Vegetation Student Field Technician and the Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre (SGRC) as a Student whitebark pine Researcher. Upon graduation, I strive to integrate my passion for the environment by working towards a career in resource conservation.

Taylor James

I am originally from Toronto, Ontario and I have lived in the Kootenay’s for 10 years. I am currently studying the GIS program at Selkirk College and hope to bring my newly acquired knowledge and techniques to my future employment. My aim is to be able to have work and my passion for the outdoors compliment each other. Find me on Linkedin.

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Tyler McBride

I am originally from San Francisco, California. I am currently living in Rossland, BC while studying Geographic Information Systems at Selkirk College. I hope to pursue a career that allows me to enjoy my passion for the outdoors while complimenting my technical GIS skills.

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