M.Sc. Resource Management and Environmental Studies and a B.Sc Environmental Science
Kirsten has worked to help people understand their connection with freshwater ecosystems in a diversity of cultural and geographic contexts. She has researched the social and political drivers of water pollution in Mexico, worked with community volunteers on a stream biomonitoring program in Costa Rica, and help developed wetland protection policies in northwest Washington. She currently coordinates the water monitoring, community education, and watershed governance initiatives for the Lake Windermere Ambassadors, a lake stewardship NGO based in the East Kootenays, BC. Kirsten has a Master of Science degree in Resource Management and Environmental Studies from the University of British Columbia (2011), and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Western Washington University (2001).