Kendra Driscoll is a curatorial and research technician in the Botany & Mycology Section (Natural History Department) of the New Brunswick Museum (NBM). Her interest in the natural world started with spending time as a child camping, hiking, attending astronomy meetings with her dad, perusing various field guides from her parents’ bookshelves and generally poking around backyard and roadside plants and critters. As an undergraduate student, she spent three summers working for Kate Frego, helping to document plants and bryophytes for research on forestry practices. In 2006 she worked as a summer student at NBM, assisting Stephen Clayden with a study on lichens and air quality. She fell in love with the lichens and has focused her research efforts on the biodiversity of lichens and allied fungi ever since.
Kendra holds a BSc in biology (2007) as well as a BA in French and linguistics (2008) from the University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus. She still lives in Saint John, NB with her husband and two kids.
Read about her research publications here >