Kenna’s current research interests involve reconstructing past environments and climate at high latitudes through isotopic analysis of selected biomarkers. Through investigating the hydrogen isotopic composition of specific lipid biomarkers Kenna hopes to reconstruct past precipitation and climate. Kenna completed her bachelors of science in 2003 at the University of Alberta located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Here she found the Earth and Atmospheric Science department and met Drs. John England and Charlie Schweger, and “I rediscovered my childhood love of geology, natural history and all thing Arctic.” Kenna made her first Arctic field trek to Melville Island in the western Canadian Arctic Archipelago in 2002 and those 6 weeks on the tundra, “profoundly changed my life.” “John also help me develop an appreciation for the role of teh scientist in northern policy and the value of meaningful collaborations and effective outreach in Northern communities and to the public.” Kenna completed her Master’s at Simon Fraser University in 2006 under Dr. John Clague as part of the Quaternary Geoscience Research Group. Her research focused on the fluvial history and sedimentary response to Neoglacial glacial fluctuations in the Nostetuko River Valley in the southern Coast Mountains. project Where is Lake El’Gygytgyn?