When the ACTWS awards scholarships, it is our hope that we are helping launch a career. Erin Low, who was awarded the Goddard Memorial Scholarship in 2013 for her stellar work at NAIT, is one of those students who is well on her way. She knew well before being awarded the Goddard by the ACTWS that wildlife science was the career for her. The scholarship enabled her to pursue opportunities, experiences and develop herself professionally.
After completing her Renewable Resource program at NAIT, she has split her time between consulting and volunteering on conservation projects in Canada and overseas. Much of this work has been aimed to studying and protecting bat species and has taken her as far afield as Malawi and Australia.
Today she is back in Alberta as the Edmonton regional coordinator for the Alberta Community Bat Program as well as keeping up her many volunteer pursuits. Oh, and did we mention that she is now in an MSc program at U Calgary studying forest fire effects on the bats of Waterton Lakes National Park? We look forward to seeing Erin present that work at an upcoming ACTWS conference!