Ocean Wise Account Representative, Eastern Canada
Laura is extremely excited to be joining the Ocean Wise seafood team in our Toronto office. Always passionate about marine conservation, she has spent her career coordinating biological monitoring projects for endangered marine species in Central America, as well as managing a large-scale research project on the impacts of natural disasters in Europe and Asia. She has been on the ground and in the water collecting data on marine and aquatic species, often in designated protected areas, while also working actively in communities, studying the many complex human-environment relationships that promote or deter positive conservation action. Much of her time has involved working with diverse communities on stakeholder engagement, science communication and partnership development for environmental initiatives.
Laura has a BA Honours in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University, an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent at Brussels (Belgium), and an MSc in Marine Environmental Management from the University of York (UK). In her free time she can be found scuba diving around the world, banding birds, working towards becoming a field naturalist and volunteering in wildlife rehabilitation centres.
Laura is very motivated to put her marine science background, passion and experience to work in Canada on the Ocean Wise Sustainable Seafood Program team!
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