Alexis Blanchette-Arnold, Skidegate FN, 2021 intern

In my I-STEAM Pathways internship, I had the opportunity to work in Dr. Maya Evenden’s lab. This lab introduced me to the world of insects in managed ecosystems which has become my research passion. I got to do field and lab work with Mountain Pine Beetle that has now set me up for a Master’s position in a different insect lab at the University of Alberta. I plan on using the traditional knowledge from workshops throughout my internship to guide how I do my research in grad school and after.