LeeAnn is the scientific coordinator at the Churchill Northern Studies Center. She is an environmental geochemist focusing on freshwater lake and pond water chemistry in arctic and subarctic regions. She lives in Churchill, Manitoba full-time as the northern field research scientist on staff. As the scientific coordinator, she provides a point of contact for researchers, executes scientific research under the auspices of the CNSC, coordinates contract research, participates in the teaching of both academic and general interest courses, and communicates current science issues to the general public. Prior to coming to the Center, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada in 2002, conducting research at various locations throughout the High Arctic during graduate studies. In addition to being the scientific coordinator, she is an adjunct professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she teaches and supervises students.