Breanne was raised on a grain farm near Wilkie, Saskatchewan. Breanne became interested in agriculture research after working as a summer student in 2009 at the Agriculture and Agri-food Canada research farm in Scott on the Weed Management crew. Breanne received a BSc. in Biological Sciences, from the University of Alberta in June 2011, and her MSc. from the University of Alberta in 2014. She is pursuing her Ph. D. at the University of Alberta, but is based at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lacombe under the co-supervision of Dr.’s Linda Hall (University of Alberta) and Neil Harker (AAFC). She is investigating the potential for Harvest Weed Seed Control to be used in Western Canada. Recently, Breanne also joined Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as a Research Scientist in Lacombe, AB.
Breanne has successfully published three peer-reviewed journal articles, has been a co-author on a book chapter (in press) and has been an invited speaker to field days and conferences, including the Canadian Herbicide Resistance Summit in March 2016. Breanne and her husband Torstein live in Blackfalds, AB.