Earth science, but she is definitely open to learning new things.
Caleen loves to hike and explore new places, especially with her dog, an Alaskan Malamute. Having a malamute companion has been an important part of her life for over 30 years. She also took a minor in history and has found it is hard to stay away from taking this perspective on subjects. As soon as a subject has a historical slant it immediately becomes interesting (even when the subject itself may not be too engrossing to start with).
Transferred to University of Alberta to do Geology.
It was cold, but I survived.
Required for Professional status.
Modern marine sediments, heavy mineralogy and sediment geochemistry in northern Juan de Fuca Strait.
Caleen has worked for over 30 years in the field of Geology. She has worked in a wide range of areas from marine sediments to mineral exploration to remote sensing. Keeping up with changing technology and making the best use of it in whatever project she undertook has been a continuing theme in her work. The sample below includes the first two pages of a paper written by Caleen covering a research project while in progress. The paper was subsequently published in a technical journal.
For Caleen, with a career which spans between three and four decades, it would be pretty hard working in science not to find herself constantly needing to learn new technology. It usually turned out to be a great step forward and something exciting and interesting. An example is the use of remote sensing in geology, which has grown as in many sciences, as more sensors on satellites or planes, and now drones, have made data more easily available. The example below is a small excerpt of a manual she wrote in 2006 for a public GIS website (geological) which had newly added imagery from the ASTER sensor to the lengthy list of other data available on the site.
Caleen has written an essay "The Inn at the Ford: the Riverside Hotel 1858 to 1927". This article focuses on the history of the site of the famous Riverside Hotel in Reno, NV. The writing form is conversational. The first three paragraphs are included below.
For Caleen, project proposals have been a regular start for many types of work, both in the private and public sector. She believes proposals are great vehicles to present what you think can be done and what you would like to do. She has found that sometimes people are really surprised by what their options might be. The excerpt below is the Executive Summary from a project proposal in 2014. The project was awarded to her.