Expedition leader and coordinator, photojournalist, media and outreach.
Jacqueline is a PhD scientist (Geology), and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, and is an internationally published and award-winning author and photographer. Her first book (of four), The Wild Edge, which she both wrote and photographed, is a Canadian best-seller. Her words and photos have been published internationally, in publications ranging from BBC Wildlife, to Runner’s World, to Outpost, to Hakai Magazine (and more).
Jacqueline has extensive wilderness and expedition experience. She worked as a sea-kayaking guide, leading clients on the open waters off Vancouver Island’s west coast, for five years.
She is an endurance athlete and ultramarathon runner. She has completed eight multi-day ultramarathons (routes 150-230 km) on four continents, and numerous one-day races (50-80 km).
She is veteran of numerous expeditions over a period of decades: both solo and in groups, on foot and by kayak. She has trekked in the Himalayas, the Andes and southern Patagonia. She has kayaked the ocean shores off Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and Rangiroa. She was part of a National Geographic expedition to the deserts of western Egypt in 2012, led by Jill Heinerth, in the roles of both scientific adviser and photographer.