Corey Bassett is a PhD Student researching urban forest management at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Forestry.
Like many others, Corey entered the field of arboriculture and urban forestry accidentally. She had never even heard of the word “arboriculture” prior to applying for her first job, the Urban Forestry Internship at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. As Public Outreach & Engagement Director of PNW-ISA's Board, she hopes to create paths for early career professionals and students entering the industry, as well as serve as a link between PNW-ISA and the research community.
At UBC, she is researching under the supervision of Dr. Cecil Konijenendijk van den Bosch and Dr. Susan Day, and is a teaching assistant for courses in the Bachelor of Urban Forestry program. Prior to moving to Vancouver, BC, she lived in Honolulu, HI, and San Diego, CA, where she was an active member of the Western Chapter ISA. She served as Conference Chair for the 2019 Annual Conference in Honolulu, HI, and still serves on the Tree Care for Birds and other Wildlife committee as a co-author of Tree Care for Birds and other Wildlife: Best Management Practices in California.
Her professional experiences include arboricultural consulting, community forestry outreach programs, municipal tree care, and grant writing. Corey is an ISA Certified Arborist and holds the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification. She completed a Master of Environmental Studies degree and B.A. in Earth Science, both from the University of Pennsylvania.
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