DESIGNATION: Fisheries Biologist, research coordination and technologist)
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science, Biology; Master of Science, Fisheries
I knew from a young age that I wanted to work in the marine field. I explored many options before I decided to follow my natural curiosity for the natural sciences and pursue marine biology. I hold a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Master of Science in fisheries.
I started my career with long days working in a laboratory either on land or at sea. I worked as a adviser in fisheries conservation for a large non-profit on local, nationally and international issues for a number of years before returning once again to a research focused centre. I provide research support and coordination for various projects as well as oversee laboratory operations.
More recently I have become an instructor during a spring technical session at the Marine Institute. And although I no longer chose to spend many extended periods at sea I am still able to keep my feet wet with occasional field work with inshore and offshore projects.
HOBBIES & ACTIVITIES: kayaking, hiking, researcher of work-life balance
INTERESTS: Exposure of youth to science through outreach, teaching, project management and coordination, science and technology, encouraging women in SETT