Paulina completed her Bachelor of Arts in 2015 at Mount Royal University in Calgary, and thereafter completed a Certificate in International Business. She is currently in the Masters of Environmental Science program at TRU under the supervision of Dr. Courtney Mason.
Paulina’s research interests include environmental and sustainable policies, as a means to encourage, regulate and respond to environmental issues as they affect Northern Canadians. Paulina was born and raised in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, a remote sub-arctic community with high costs of living and geographical remoteness. She has witnessed first-hand the implications of climate change and the need to carefully manage the delicate and volatile Northern landscapes, cultures and ecosystems. Over the last two years Paulina has been employed by the Government of the Northwest Territories as a Policy Officer, and she hopes to tie in her academic background, professional experience and passion for the North to provide an interdisciplinary approach to her research. Paulina was recently awarded the Canadian Northern Studies Trust Award (2018).