Kristen started with WILDNorth as a volunteer in 2009 and interned during the summer of 2013. She then worked as a wildlife technician starting in November 2015, and became Senior Wildlife Rehabilitator in April 2016. Kristen graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science with specialization in Animal Biology with honours in 2011. She completed the last part of her degree at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre on Vancouver Island. In 2015, she also completed the Animal Health Technology program with honours from NAIT. As Lead Veterinary Technologist, Kristen’s duties include animal care, intake exams, training volunteers and interns, radiology and so forth. She feels very fortunate to be able to work doing something she loves. In her free time she loves to travel and so far has visited 9 countries including Thailand, Japan, Vietnam and Cambodia. She also enjoys gardening and is a huge dog lover and enjoys going for nature walks with her dog Bear.