Marine Research Assistant
Leah has recently started a position with Oceana Canada as a Marine Research Assistant. Leah grew up paddling the lakes and coastal shorelines of Nova Scotia and has a strong interest in everything aquatic. She completed an Undergraduate Degree in Environmental Science at Mount Allison University and a Masters of Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick.
Her masters research involved building and testing a predictive model to identify a rare assemblage of plants in the Wolastoq (Saint John) river valley. Since graduating, Leah has completed a range of different contract work including work on the public health effects of climate change with the province of New Brunswick, riparian habitat restoration work and, most recently, a research project with the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs on the impact of cumulative environmental effects on Indigenous communities.