Michelle Mausolf is a current Master of Science; Land Reclamation and Remediation student at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on the effects of prescribed fire and wildfire on soil and the life within it. Michelle has been an employee of Parks Canada since 2013 and collaborated with Kootenay National Park during her MSc soil sampling in 2015. After completion of her undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta in Biological Sciences (2012), Michelle was involved in a joint research project through the Molecular Biology of Lipids Group and Diabetes Alberta as a summer student investigating the translocation of AADA proteins in the diabetic liver. Michelle’s deep appreciation for winter sports and wilderness inspired her to move to Golden, British Columbia, in September 2012 at the conclusion of that summer studentship.
Concurrent to her Master’s studies Michelle is completing courses towards a certificate of Environmental Resource Management. She is currently employed through the Graduate Student Internship Program as a Communications Intern with the Canadian Mountain Network.