About the Society Awards Past Award Winners 2012 Taylor & Francis Award for Best Student Article in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

I am currently a PhD candidate at Carleton University and the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario under the supervision of Dr. Natalia Rybczynski and Dr. Root Gorelick. My dissertation is focused on combining the study of modern and fossil mammals to understand the effects of current and future climate change. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at the University of Calgary in 2007. In 2008, I started a Master of Science program at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Jessica M. Theodor.

My thesis focused on the evolution of C4 grasslands in North America. I also completed several other projects under Dr. Theodor's supervision that focused primarily on hoofed mammal biology, including the paper for which I am being acknowledged. Following the completion of my Master's program in 2010, I started my PhD program. This fall, I will be a Fulbright Student Fellow at the University of Wyoming under the supervision of Dr. Mark T. Clementz during which I will use stable isotopes to study the effects of current climate change on the North American pronghorn.