Cara Poulsen

Cara Poulsen
University of Waterloo | UWaterloo · Department of Environment and Resource Studies

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

About

Introduction
I have recently completed my Bachelor of Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo in the School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability. Research interests include marine/freshwater ecology, conservation & restoration, specifically benthic inverts, fish, herps, marine mammals & sharks. I recently completed my undergraduate thesis examining the state of shortfin mako shark conservation in Atlantic Canada & changes necessary to return to sustainable populations.
Additional affiliations
May 2021 - September 2021
Minnow Environmental
Minnow Environmental
Position
  • Technician
October 2020 - November 2020
Archaeological Services Inc.
Position
  • Technician
Description
  • - Two-month contract; performed archaeological field methods (delineating the site, digging units, screening soil, identifying Indigenous artifacts) in order to determine site age and recover artifacts - Worked within a team environment which included other technicians, field directors, and Indigenous monitors from Six Nations
May 2019 - August 2019
Ontario Streams
Position
  • Technician
Description
  • Stream, wetland, & riparian restoration, SAR habitat restoration; electrofishing, OBBN protocol for benthics collection, & stream data collection via OSAP; coordinated volunteers in Atlantic salmon monitoring/releases & the Adopt-A-Stream program
Education
September 2015 - April 2020
University of Waterloo
Field of study
  • School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability