Bridget is in the first year of her masters program at Western University studying plant physiology, specifically the link between heat stress and tree mortality in future climate conditions. She has received numerous academic awards, including the Florence Bucke Graduate Scholarship and an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award.
In addition to academic pursuits, Bridget fulfils her love of philanthropy through volunteer work at the local library. Her leadership skills have been honed over the years through club involvement, as VP events of the Operation Smile Club at Western University and in the Romero Social Justice Club at her high school. Her academic interests extend beyond science and delve into English literature, modern art, and Greek mythology. Her life has been shaped by her unique experiences, from working as a nanny to playing rugby for four years, and hopefully that shines through in her work.
Undergraduate Award Global Winner in 2017
University: Western University
Category: Earth & Environmental Sciences
Future Climate Conditions Alter Leaf Thermotolerance in Canadian Boreal Trees