Alejandra Zubiria Perez, who graduates this month with a master’s in geography, focused her UVic studies on grizzly bear behavior.
Alejandra Zubiria Perez, who graduates this month with a master’s in geography, focused her UVic studies on grizzly bear behavior. She was born and raised in Mexico City, one of most densely populated cities in the world. Although she wasn’t exposed to environmentalism or wildlife management growing up, her time studying at BC universities has given her a deep love for animal conservation.
In 2011, Zubiria Perez moved to Vancouver to begin an undergraduate degree at UBC. She visited Victoria often during her undergraduate degree and fell in love with the smaller city and campus that offered a more personalized experience along with more opportunities for involvement and growth.
Zubiria Perez’s research brings together aspects of computer sciences, machine learning and ecology in order to study grizzly bear behavior. She developed a model that could then be used to inform management policies and contributed to current pressing issues related to bear conservation.
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