Upon completing my final year in the Natural Resources Conservation program at UBC, I decided to find out whether academia was something I’d be interested in pursuing. Upon reading the research that the Tree Ring Lab does, and meeting the people that work here, there wasn’t a doubt in my mind this was where I wanted to spend my summer. I am excited to contribute and learn from this experience both in the field, where I’ll be collecting core samples and trunk-cross sections, as well as in the forestry building, where I’ll help with the processing and analysis of samples. This will undoubtedly be a unique experience that will aid me in determining my next steps after graduation.