Leah Wilson


Nitrate sources and distribution within the shallow groundwater of Alberta

Leah Wilson is working on her MSc in Hydrogeochemistry with Prof. Mayer at the University of Calgary.

Leah received her BSc (2016) in Geology at Mount Royal University. Her current research focuses on nitrate (sources and distribution) within the shallow groundwater of Alberta. She has completed internships with Devon Canada (Jackfish Thermal), Encana (Exploration and EH&S), and PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. (Exploration) and is excited to rejoin Encana’s EH&S team during the summer of 2018. Leah looks forward to working with the government or oil and gas industry and is most engaged when applying her skills in support of people or the environment.

Leah has been an active volunteer mentor for young girls interested in STEM related fields with Cybermentor. She also dedicates her time to Hydrogeologists Without Borders, where she builds and manages teams of international hydrogeologists who are translating the Groundwater textbook, by Freeze and Cherry, into their mother language.

When she’s not studying, Leah enjoys spending time with her cats and dog, creating pottery, reading, and planning her next travel adventure. Leah’s first language is English; she also has an intermediate level of German and Swiss German from her year living in Switzerland as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student.


Completed Milestones

Team: Hydraulic Fracturing

REDEVELOP Certificate

Indigenous Relations Certification

Project Management

Conflict Resolution

Occupational Psychology

Public Communication

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