Patrick is currently in the process of completing his M.Sc. in physical geography at Carleton University. The focus of his research is on improving the longevity and sustainability of infrastructure in permafrost regions. Patrick is continuing his studies at Carleton after completing his B.Sc. in physical geography (Hons.) with a minor in earth science in 2019. During his undergraduate studies, he received an NSERC undergraduate research award for his work on measuring pollution levels within the Rideau River system in Ottawa, Canada. His interests shifted towards the study of permafrost after taking a course taught by his current supervisor, Chris Burn. His thesis involves the development of active snow management techniques for the purpose of reducing thaw subsidence along highway infrastructure. His work will take place along the Dempster Highway in the Yukon Territories, Canada.