Fueled by a love of the mountains to help solve environment & climate challenges by aligning interests in profitability & sustainability
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Natalie is a multidisciplinary Canadian researcher focused on social, economic and environmental sustainability in tourism and outdoor recreation. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo's Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change researching climate change impacts, adaptations and sustainability transitions in Canadian ski tourism. This work is supported by a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship, Mitacs Accelerate & Globalink Awards, in partnership with Protect Our Winters Canada. She also holds a Rolex Explorers Club Grant for exploratory research integrating traditional knowledge and conservation technology with the Kayapo Xingu communities in Brazil, and the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund Grant for developing conservation-based tourism in the region.
Natalie holds a Master of Science in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford, where she graduated with distinctions and earned a Blue Varsity Award for skiing. Previously she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Geography at the University of Denver, while a member of Denver's NCAA Div 1 National Champion Ski Team. Natalie also competed on Canada's Alpine Ski Team at the World Junior Championships and World University Games.