Supervisor: Lorien Nesbitt
Sophie is a PhD Candidate in urban forestry, funded by NSERC, SSHRC, Mitacs Accelerate, and UBC's Faculty of Forestry and Green College. Prior to her PhD, she worked as an arboriculture inspector and, more broadly, on capacity building and knowledge mobilisation initiatives in the Canadian municipal sector. She is interested in the many interplays between technology and urban forestry, and is currently part of a research-industry partnership project to explore digital technology applications for urban natures. Sophie participates in teaching a variety of urban forestry courses at UBC, and is also a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Science & Research Committee.
Sophie enjoys hiking, skiing, sketching in the woods, and flying her drone to capture beautiful forest scenes!