Jessica Ellis completed her M.Sc. in Geography at the University of Calgary. Jessica focused her research on Alberta oil sands region water quality. Fieldwork was key to Jessica's MSc-level research. She organized and led no less than three excursions to northeastern Alberta, making thousands of water quality measurements. Jessica sampled springs of fossil groundwater discharging into rivers in the oil sands region (picture of Jessica collecting a sample from the Globe and Mail). Jessica completed water chemistry analyses at five laboratories in Canada and the USA. Her leadership led to an important discovery: underground formation waters discharge into oil sands rivers, particularly where oil-sands-bearing formations and deeper formations that are sometimes targeted for wastewater injection outcrop along river banks. She presented research at more than four conferences during her MSc, including her presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Jessica's research is published in Hydrological Processes (Ellis and Jasechko, 2018). Jessica now works in the Athabasca oil sands region through Athabasca University as part of a multi-year research program.