With over 20 years of progressive experience in administering the operations of federally funded multi-million-dollar education and research projects and networks, Shirley has a proven track record in the support of and collaboration with multi-sectoral partners and communities. Shirley has supported Boards of Directors, Scientific Committees, positive knowledge mobilisation and communications outcomes with various network teams, as well as academic, industry, and government stakeholders. She has achieved major network growth in her roles, demonstrating fiscal responsibility and timely reporting to funding partners. As Director of Operations of NSERC PermafrostNet, Shirley is committed to working with and supporting the many participants in the interest of permafrost research and community building.