PhD Student, University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Devin is a Canadian ecologist, conservationist, and current PhD student at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
Devin has always held a fascination for the world around her, forever eager to immerse herself in new environments and new cultures. Her volunteering has taken her from the national parks of East Africa to the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. With every journey, she falls more in love with our planet, and her resolve to protect it grows stronger.
Devin’s commitment to conserving the environment led her to pursue a Master of Science in Conservation, during which she discovered her passion for research and providing scientific evidence to inform effective conservation actions.
She has become particularly interested in researching invasive species, one of the top five greatest threats to biodiversity and ecosystems worldwide, using technologies such as GPS telemetry to track their movement and behaviour. She has studied the invasive little fire ant in the Congo Basin in Gabon and the invasive eastern grey squirrel in Scotland, and is now focussing on invasive wild boar in Alberta, Canada for her PhD.
In joining Homeward Bound, Devin looks forward to collaborating with an inspiring group of women in STEMM and increasing her capacity to influence decision-making in science to create meaningful change for the future of our planet.
When she is not at her desk or doing fieldwork, Devin enjoys spending time outdoors, dancing, baking, and drinking tea.
You can support Devin by visiting her fundraising campaign here.