Ocean Wise Account Coordinator, Quebec
Kayla knew from a very young age that she would be working to protect our oceans, one way or another. She developed her true interest for fisheries and the threats that they face during her time in the Canadian Maritimes where she completed her Bachelor’s in Marine Biology at Dalhousie University in 2015. She followed her passion to Rimouski, Quebec, a small town along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence Gulf, where she pursued a Master’s in Environmental Management. Her thesis focused on the effects of ocean acidification and other harmful pH drivers on the survival of American lobsters. During this time, she collaborated with government officials from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, fishing industry stakeholders, and academic experts in the field. Beyond her research group, Kayla recognized the communication gap between the research world and fishing communities that rely on scientific knowledge to help guide their practices. Ever since completing her Master’s in 2018, she has been working to bridge the gap between research and its implementation, educating youth and the public about ocean biodiversity and how to protect it. With her extensive background in fisheries research and outreach, Kayla hopes to transform knowledge into action as the Account Coordinator in Quebec. By guiding our francophone province to choose sustainable seafood easily, she hopes to make a large impact by inspiring communities to protect, appreciate and respect our beautiful blue planet.
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