Kristen Reid is currently a PhD Candidate in the Departmetn of Geography at Memorial University where she is studing biodiversity patterns in the western Canadian subarctic. She is a 2019-2021 Wildlife Conservation Society Weston Fellow and a 2019-2021 Weston Family Scientist. She completed her MSc in Integrative Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University where she studied the response of boreal forests in the Northwest Territories to extreme fire events. She received her BSc in Biology from the University of Ottawa and completed her honours thesis on patterns of tree growth in the Northwest Territories. She loves hiking, biking and skiing and is happiest when exploring northern ecosystems.