Born and raised on the west coast of Canada, a love for the forested landscapes of the Pacific Northwest developed and a passion of conservation science flourished. The science of Dendrochronology captured my interest, due to the remarkable insight of landscape history disclosed in tree rings. As a fourth-year undergraduate student studying Natural Resource Conservation at UBC’s Faculty of Forestry, I started volunteering in the lab to enhance my degree and fulfill my interest of Dendrochronology. The volunteer opportunity provided insight into research, by assisting in the processing and analyzing of tree-ring cores and fire scar cross-sections using specialized software. Now working as a full-time research assistant over the summer, I hope to further my interest and gain a better understanding of research to assist in my future efforts to pursue a Master degree within the field.