3rd Year BSc Double Major
(Geography and Environmental Studies)
Rachel is currently in her third year at the University of Victoria, studying a double major of Geography and Environmental Studies. She hopes to have a job in the field of geomatics and disaster mitigation.
In her spare time Rachel works as a Professional Model.
"I am beyond excited to be apart of this amazing Team, and cannot wait to explore the opportunities that blossom through our work."
BSc Environmental Studies and Anthropology,
Certificate in Restoration of Natural Systems
Maddie graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Anthropology, and is now studying in the Restoration of Natural Systems program at UVic.
Maddie is currently completing her RNS capstone project with the Galiano Conservancy Association for the Cedars for the Next Century initiative. She is especially interested in Indigenous environmental governance, forest restoration and adapting restoration strategies to climate change.
Isabel Elena Simons
5th Year BA
(Political Science with Global Development Studies minor)
Izzie is the powerhouse behind our Community Coordinator team.
She is passionate about urban restoration - planning innovative landscapes in densely populated spaces that embrace the connection between social and ecological well being.
Restoration of Natural Systems Program at the University of Victoria
"Mostly, I'm a restoration researcher, but I love boots-on-the-ground science, and I feel so privileged to be working with the RNS Program and its amazing array of students. Come to my office any time to talk science, restoration, community-engaged learning, and / or pop culture, football, food, really anything.....I always have a cup of tea or coffee at the ready, and comfy chairs for thinking about life in."
Social Media Coordinator