I am currently working at the Marine House in Dartmouth NS as a Data Coordinator within the Policy and Economics Division of DFO. After graduating from Mount Allison University in 2009, I gained experience in field work, lab work, data analysis and writing through multiple positions within DFO. My first publication is in the works with Dr. Edward Trippel, where I analyzed data from a long term cod growth study. My latest position was writing three biological synopses on invasive tunicates within Atlantic Canada.
Evenings and weekends have been spent volunteering on projects such as Northern Bottlenose Whale bioacoustics, Rockport NS Shark Derby, and salmon habitat quantification.
The last 2 weeks of August for the past 4 years have been spent in St. Andrews NB at the Huntsman Marine Science Center TAing and co-teaching the Biology of Marine Mammals course with Dr. Catherine Hood.
Dr. Jack Terhune at UBNSJ will be my masters supervisor starting in September 2011. My project is called the Bay of Fundy soundscape, and it investigates ambient noise effects on marine mammals in the Bay by coupling noise recording devices with C-PODS at quiet and noisy sites. Analysis will focus on harbour porpoise distribution.