Research Associate

Jackie (she/her) has previously worked in the Westwood lab as a Research Associate and Project Coordinator for the Western Boreal Initiative (WBI), a collaboration between provinces, territories, and First Nations governments. She primarily worked on a knowledge synthesis that focuses on bridging Indigenous Knowledge with Western Science for caribou conservation efforts. She has enjoyed being apart of the Westwood lab to conduct applicable research, helping to set the foundation of a newly formed lab, working with inspiring people, and receiving invaluable mentoring from Dr. Alana Westwood.

More: LinkedIn & Researchgate. jacquelynsaturno[at]gmail[dot]com


Honours Thesis Student

Sam (she/her) graduated from Dalhousie University with a degree in Management and a major in Environment, Sustainability and Society in spring of 2022. She worked with Dr. Alana Westwood and Manjulika Robertson to complete her Honours Thesis in her fourth year. Her thesis was about interference in environmental studies and sciences and the influence of social identity factors. Sam loves to climb and enjoys anything that involves the outdoors and good food.

More: Linkedin. sm.chu[at]dal[dot]ca


Research Assistant

Gianina’s (she/her) thesis focused on analyzing air pollution from pulp and paper mills in Atlantic Canada complying with regulations. Previously, she completed a MSc in Energy Engineering in Universidad de la Republica (Uruguay) with a thesis focused on solar energy forecast from satellite images. Her interests include applying her background in atmospheric sciences to address environmental challenges such as air pollution dispersion and the inclusion of clean energy. 

More: gianina.giacosa[at]dal[dot]ca