Hi there! My name is Ashley, by trade I am a compounding scientist at a local pharmacy. I would define myself as an environmental and political activist and social innovation enthusiast.
I am currently in the process of producing multiple publications in the realms of environment and sustainability sciences. Primarily, I am producing a journal article on meaningfully including Indigenous Knowledge within the forest and natural resource management processes of Canada using GIS as a boundary object. I am also actively writing about the sustainability aspects of big pharma and how the production of medicine may significantly impact our ecosystems. Additionally, I am looking into writing a follow up on my dated article on the mind-controlling parasites found in invertebrate sand field crickets.
I recently completed my master's degree in environment and sustainability in 2019 and in my downtime, I have launched a podcast relating to the mental health challenges of first/second-generation young adults. I am also actively involved in a number of non-profit organizations, all of which are centered on environmental and social advocacy, or the dissemination of scientific contributions made by a diverse range of scientists and researchers around the globe.
A few years ago, I conducted a research study in the Amazon Rainforest. This trip was foundational in my love for our natural world. From that point on I have devoted much of my time to expanding my interest in the sciences and I have been lucky enough to be involved in the Agents of Change (SDG) program. I am really looking forward to being a part of this community and I am excited to grow as an activist, scientist, and community member.