Kayla Burak (nee Balderson) was a promising undergrad in 2010 when she was awarded the Ian Ross Memorial Scholarship by the ACTWS. She has fulfilled that promise.
With our support, she completed her Env. Cons. degree at U Alberta and followed it up with an MSc at U Regina studying Sage Grouse habitat selection. Her work on the prairies continued at the Prairie Conservation Action Plan that she managed for two and a half years.
Now Kayla is the Engagement Manager at the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Regina. There, she’s flexing her education muscles as the Engagement Manager, working with Indigenous youth and volunteers. We’re glad to have contributed, in a small way, to your achievements Kayla.