Rachyl started with UPLAND in May 2023. She recently graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Community Design Honours. Previously, Rachyl completed a GIS and Urban Planning Diploma at Fanshawe College. She has working knowledge of GIS, AutoCAD, 3D Visualizations, and Presentation Graphics applications. She has the essential technical skills and passion for design required to be an efficient and innovative GIS analyst.
Over the last four years, Rachyl has worked for Nova Scotia Nature Trust and the province of Nova Scotia. Specifically, she was responsible for the creation of HUMID (Human Use Management Inventory Database) which is used to track anthropongenic activity in protected areas across the province for management and policy purposes. Her work experience has been focused on land use planning, conservation, and resource management in both urban and rural settings.