Francine was born and raised in St. John’s and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Honors) and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from Memorial University. At the beginning of her career, Francine spent approximately five years working with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, on research initiatives related to the oil and gas and mining sectors, as well as on the development of the Oceans Act.
Francine started working with the oil and gas industry in 2001 and since that time has worked with two local operators and Energy, Research and Innovation Newfoundland and Labrador in a variety of roles, some of which required her to travel offshore to support audits, inspections, assessments and investigations. She has served as a member on the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers’ Safety and Environmental Committee and has served as an appointed industry representative on the Environmental Studies Research Fund Management Board. Francine is currently working in an advisory capacity supporting the oil and gas industry.
Francine resides in St. John’s with her husband and two children and is an active volunteer in the community.