Ph.D. in Biological Sciences | Simon Fraser University, Canada
Land degradation in Kyrgyzstan: assessing the role of protected areas and the impact of climate change on the montane biodiversity.
MSc in Ecology | Umeå University, Sweden
Training focused on assessing plant-herbivore interactions in boreal ecosystems and the impacts of climate change on sub-arctic vegetation. Thesis done with the Swedish University of Agriculture (SLU) on using camera traps to simultaneously assess plant and mammal phenology in boreal ecosystems.
BSc in Biological Ecology | University of Nantes, France
Program focused in marine biology. BSc thesis done in partnership with the Biopic of Doué la Fontaine on the role of zoological facilities in the reintroduction of vultures in France and Bulgaria.
Teaching Assistant | Simon Fraser University
Fall 2022/Spring 2023/Summer 2023/Fall 2023: Biology 102 (BISC102)
Fall 2021/Spring 2022: Biology 102 (BISC102)
Spring 2021: Plant Biology (BISC337)
Fall 2020: Biology 102 (BISC102)
Summer 2020: Mountain Ecology (SCI190)
Research Assistant | Snow Leopard Trust, Kyrgyzstan
Biodiversity surveys and camera trapping in the Inner Tien Shan mountains. Organisation of photographic database and analysis of camera traps data using spatial capture recapture methods. Writing and designing donor reports.Participation in conferences and seminars nationally and internationally. Development of communication tools (e.g. videos available here).
Field Technician | University of Bergen, Norway
Research Assistant | Umeå University
Research Assistant | Umeå University
I performed a literature review to evaluate the impacts of climate change on reindeer herding in both Sweden and Mongolia.
Research Assistant | Umeå University
Internship | Bioparc of Doué La Fontaine, France
Summarize and prepare and exhibition to showcase the conservation actions done over the last 30 years by the Bioparc in regards to vulture conservation.
I did a second internship the same year to assess the status of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria’s spider monkey breeding program.
Traveling along the Silk Road: Assessing mountain degradation | 12 minute talk, Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference, Vancouver, Canada
Snow Leopard Conservation and SMART Management Plans | Guest lecture, Swedish University of Agriculture, Remote, Sweden
Linking plant biology and wildlife conservation | Guest lecture, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Snow Leopard Conservation and Local Communities| Presentation, Lynn Canal Conservation, Remote, Canada
3MT | Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Snow Leopard Conservation | Wildlife for Coexistence Lab, UBC, Canada
Skype a Scientist | Zoom, Canada
One-on-one meeting with your snow leopard scientist | Zoom, Canada
Highlight | Snow Leopard Trust, Canada
Snow Leopard Conservation in a world in transition | Presentation, Les Ecol, SFU, Canada
Snow Leopard Conservation in a world in transition | Presentation, Costa Rica Pro Siempre, Costa Rica
La conservation de la panthère des neiges dans un monde en transition | Presentation, Bioparc of Doué La Fontaine, France
La conservation de la panthère des neiges dans un monde en transition | Presentation, University of Nantes, France
Snow Leopard Conservation in a world in transition | Presentation, Umeå University, Sweden
Snow Leopard Conservation in a world in transition | Presentation, American University of Central Asia (UCA), Kyrgyzstan
Snow Leopard Conservation in a world in transition | French Institute of Central Asia (IFEAC), Kyrgyzstan
Snow Leopard Conservation in a world in transition | American Corner, American Embassy, Kyrgyzstan
L’étudiante Française qui comptait les panthères des neiges by Presse Océan
Field Blogs: Camera Trapping in Sarychat by Sherry Young, Matt Fiechter and Snow Leopard Trust
Sherry researches snow leopards in remote Kyrgyz mountains by Umeå University
Sherry Young protège la panthère des neiges dans un monde en transition by University of Nantes
L'étudiante intrépide qui traque la panthère des neiges by Ouest France
Ydenberg, R., Sullivan-Lord, R., Young, S. 2023. Gaming the system: how predators induce prey to make themselves more vulnerable. Frontiers in Ethology [In Review]
Vandvik, V., Althuizen, I.H.J., Jaroszynska, F., Young, S., et al. 2022. The role of plant functional groups mediating climate impacts on carbon and biodiversity of alpine grasslands. Sci Data 9, 451. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01559-0
Hofmeester, T. R., S. Young, S. Juthberg, N., et al. 2019. Using by-catch data from wild-life surveys to quantify climatic parameters and the timing of phenology for plants and animals using camera traps. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1002/ rse2.136
Senior Exam Assistant | Center for Accessible Learning, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Invigilating exams for students who have accessibility needs. Supervising the exam assistant team since July 2023.
Freelance Photographer | Worldwide
Responding to needs from various groups for photography purposes, web designs, graphic designs, filmmaking and editing.
Event Team Manager | Sweden
Mountain First Aid and Camp Counsellor | France
Providing the opportunity for kids from less privileged environments in Paris to discover the mountains.
Camp Counsellor and First Aid | France, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy
During the summers only. Development of pedagogical, creative, cultural and sports activities.
Waitress | La Brochette et Compagnie, France
Room service team manager | Hôtel Royal Barrière, France
Health and Safety Worker Representative | AQ-SH, Simon Fraser University
Finance Committee | Teaching Support Staff Union, Simon Fraser University
Internal Relations Committee | Teaching Support Staff Union, Simon Fraser University
Health and Safety Worker Co-chair | Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Campus
Graduate Caucus Event Committee Member | Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
Website and Outreach co-organizer | Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference, Vancouver
Photographer | IDEAS Symposium, Vancouver Campus
Interim Co-Organizer | Teaching Support Staff Union, SFU, Vancouver
Contract Committee Member | Teaching Support Staff Union, SFU, Vancouver
Anti-Harassment, Bullying and Racism Committee Member | Graduate Student Society, SFU, Vancouver
Steward in Biological Sciences | SFU, Vancouver
Grievance Committee Member | Teaching Support Staff Union, SFU, Vancouver
Health and Safety Worker Representative | Vancouver campus, SFU, Vancouver
Anti Harassment Committee Member | Teaching Support Staff Union, SFU, Vancouver (Committee discontinued)
Indigenous Student Centre Photographer | SFU, Vancouver
Co-organizer of Soapbox Science Vancouver | Vancouver
EDI Committee Member | Biological Sciences, SFU, Vancouver (Committee discontinued in 2022)
Solidarity and Social Justice Committee Member | Teaching Support Staff Union, SFU, Vancouver (Committee discontinued)
Head of Communications | The snow Leopard Network, Vancouver
Video Editor | Snow Leopard Trust, Remote
Mobilization Membership Committee Member | The Snow Leopard Network, Remote
Health and Safety Worker Representative | Faculty of Sciences, SFU, Vancouver
Volunteer | Soapbox Science Umeå, Sweden
Founder and President | Zoological Union of the Students of Nantes, University of Nantes, France.
Artistic Director | André Maurois High School, France.
French: Mother tongue
Google Earth Engine
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Final Cut Pro
Guitar, Percussions and Drum player
VolleyBall, Hiking, Climbing, Cycling, Paddling, Swimming and Kickboxing
Photography and Videography