Jennifer Ann McGetrick holds of Bachelor of Arts in Human Geography and Economics from the University of Alberta. Her research interests span public health, environmental economics, indigenous rights, ethics, communication, and geographic information systems (GIS). Jennifer Ann is co-supervised by Tania Bubela and David Hik in her thesis, a three phase study on the use of GIS with aboriginal communities during environmental assessment of natural resource development in the circumpolar arctic. She has been awarded over $15 000 in grants and funding for this project, and received an Outstanding Poster Award from the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) at Arctic Science Summit Week 2013 in Krakow, Poland.
Jennifer Ann holds the Queen Elizabeth II graduate scholarship (2011-2014) and is a member of the General Faculties Council at University of Alberta (2012-2014). She is currently a member of the research staff in the Policy, Location, and Access in Community Environments (PLACE) lab.