Master’s Student in Environmental Studies, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University
SPOKESPERSON FOR THE RESNET EDI COMMITTEE
Emily (she/her) is a biologist-turned-social scientist who is interested in the cultural, political, and social nuances of environmental management. Currently pursuing her Master of Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University, Emily’s work seeks to assess relational values and trade-offs in Dykeland management along Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy coast. Her research background spans 10 years and multiple disciplines: beginning in genetics, she later worked in behavioral ecology and biogeography laboratories before settling into interdisciplinary marine science. She has multiple peer-reviewed publications on the topics of plastic pollution, equity in science, and more. Parallel to research, Emily is passionate about participatory learning: she has worked in education for seven years, engaging youth in the environment and leading English-as-Second Language (ESL) workshops. Emily is a settler from the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk (Conception Bay, Newfoundland) and is currently a grateful visitor in Mi’kma’ki.