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Our Experts

The experts on WWF's conservation team are working to solve the world's greatest conservation challenges.

Science, commitment, passion, Indigenous guidance and hope are all essential to protect the future of nature. No strategy will succeed without the relentless commitment of extraordinary people. The strengths of WWF-Canada’s amazing, dedicated and passionate people have created some of the planet’s greatest conservation victories. We will achieve our ambitious goals through a broad array of partnerships and the efforts of WWF-Canada’s incredible team of scientists, biologists and policy makers.

  • Mary MacDonald
    Senior Vice-President and Chief Conservation Officer

    Mary has built and led collaborative and innovative conservation initiatives across five continents. In southern Africa, she conducted fieldwork documenting the environmental and social impacts of mining and built an action coalition of community groups, scientists, aid agencies and mining executives. From Stockholm, she contributed to drafting the United Nations Convention on Climate Change and was a part of a team of European Union scientists writing protocols for integrating scientific findings into decision making.

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Conservation Management and Integration
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    Jessica Park
    Vice President, Conservation Management and Integration

    As VP of Conservation Management & Integration, Jessica oversees conservation activities that go beyond the scope of a single conservation program and ensures that conservation projects align with WWF’s 10 year strategic plan to address the global biodiversity and climate crisis. She coordinates multiple projects in WWF-Canada’s focus regions, provides oversight of government relations, advocacy campaigns and WWF-Canada’s collaboration with the larger WWF international network.

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    Paul Okalik

    Paul Okalik

    Lead specialist, Arctic

    Paul Okalik

    Lead specialist, Arctic

    Paul’s focus is on helping to expand WWF-Canada’s work on Barren-ground caribou and marine conservation in the Arctic. He brings to WWF experience as an Inuk lawyer and as premier, with experience balancing the interests of the federal government and the central Inuit concern for the health of wildlife. Paul is a survivor of both federal day and residential schools with a BA and LLB.

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    Doug Chiasson

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Fisheries

    Doug Chiasson

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Fisheries

    A passionate advocate for sustainable fisheries across Canada and beyond, Doug is involved with helping expand WWF-Canada’s work on sustainable fisheries management and community fisheries development in the Arctic. He holds a BSocSc with Joint Honours in Political Science and Communication from the University of Ottawa.

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    Sophie Paradis

    Lead, Quebec Conservation

    Sophie Paradis

    Lead, Quebec Conservation

    Sophie leads the implementation of conservation, public engagement and communication projects in Quebec, contributing to the development and implementation of WWF-Canada’s national priorities and fundraising efforts. She also leads all French-language communications across Canada.

    Paul Okalik

    Paul Okalik

    Lead specialist, Arctic

    Paul Okalik

    Lead specialist, Arctic

    Paul’s focus is on helping to expand WWF-Canada’s work on Barren-ground caribou and marine conservation in the Arctic. He brings to WWF experience as an Inuk lawyer and as premier, with experience balancing the interests of the federal government and the central Inuit concern for the health of wildlife. Paul is a survivor of both federal day and residential schools with a BA and LLB.

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    Doug Chiasson

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Fisheries

    Doug Chiasson

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Fisheries

    A passionate advocate for sustainable fisheries across Canada and beyond, Doug is involved with helping expand WWF-Canada’s work on sustainable fisheries management and community fisheries development in the Arctic. He holds a BSocSc with Joint Honours in Political Science and Communication from the University of Ottawa.

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    Sophie Paradis

    Lead, Quebec Conservation

    Sophie Paradis

    Lead, Quebec Conservation

    Sophie leads the implementation of conservation, public engagement and communication projects in Quebec, contributing to the development and implementation of WWF-Canada’s national priorities and fundraising efforts. She also leads all French-language communications across Canada.

    Graeme Stewart-Robertson

    International Coordinator, People Protecting Landscapes & Seascapes

    Graeme Stewart-Robertson

    International Coordinator, People Protecting Landscapes & Seascapes

    Graeme is a member of the WWF-International Governance Practice team working to develop a range of governance, operational and strategic elements of the new People Protecting Landscapes & Seascapes (PPLS) initiative during its two-year start-up period. Graeme works closely with members of the WWF-International network to coordinate recruitment, develop terms of reference, and to establish a global Inclusive Conservation Academy. He most recently worked as the executive director of a large environmental non-profit in Atlantic Canada, guiding staff and volunteers to find solutions to environmental challenges through outreach, restoration and research. Graeme’s past academic work has included specializations in environmental geography, as well as colonial landscapes.

Resilient Habitats
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    Simon J. Mitchell
    Vice President, Resilient Habitats

    Simon leads WWF-Canada’s Resilient Habitats team, which works from coast to coast to coast protect landscapes, habitats and species.  A key function of Simons work is to identify strategies and actions across terrestrial and marine environments that improve the healthy and resilience of nature and people.

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    Brandon Laforest

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Species and Ecosystems

    Brandon Laforest

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Species and Ecosystems

    Brandon is part of WWF-Canada’s Arctic Program team and the lead for the Arctic Species Conservation Fund. In his role, Brandon is helping expand WWF’s work on species conservation in the Arctic, ensuring that what we do is scientifically sound, incorporates Indigenous knowledge and is in line with the priorities of affected communities. Brandon holds a BSc in Wildlife Biology and an MSc in Animal Nutrition and Metabolism both from the University of Guelph.

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    Hussein Alidina

    Lead Specialist, Oceans

    Hussein Alidina

    Lead Specialist, Oceans

    Hussein has worked on marine conservation initiatives in Canada and abroad. Now in Canada’s Pacific, He implements WWF’s conservation partnership with the Gitga’at Nation and works with partners to reduce the impacts of shipping on whales and advance marine protected areas. Hussein holds degrees in Environment & Resource Science and Marine Management.

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    Sarah Saunders

    Specialist, Marine Protection and Rrenewables

    Sarah Saunders

    Specialist, Marine Protection and Rrenewables

    As a member of the Oceans Team, Sarah supports work on marine planning and protection. She also works to ensure that marine renewable energy development is sustainable and to reduce the amount of plastic entering our oceans. Sarah has a BSc in marine biology and a masters in resource and environmental management from Dalhousie University.

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    Brandon Laforest

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Species and Ecosystems

    Brandon Laforest

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Species and Ecosystems

    Brandon is part of WWF-Canada’s Arctic Program team and the lead for the Arctic Species Conservation Fund. In his role, Brandon is helping expand WWF’s work on species conservation in the Arctic, ensuring that what we do is scientifically sound, incorporates Indigenous knowledge and is in line with the priorities of affected communities. Brandon holds a BSc in Wildlife Biology and an MSc in Animal Nutrition and Metabolism both from the University of Guelph.

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    Hussein Alidina

    Lead Specialist, Oceans

    Hussein Alidina

    Lead Specialist, Oceans

    Hussein has worked on marine conservation initiatives in Canada and abroad. Now in Canada’s Pacific, He implements WWF’s conservation partnership with the Gitga’at Nation and works with partners to reduce the impacts of shipping on whales and advance marine protected areas. Hussein holds degrees in Environment & Resource Science and Marine Management.

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    Sarah Saunders

    Specialist, Marine Protection and Rrenewables

    Sarah Saunders

    Specialist, Marine Protection and Rrenewables

    As a member of the Oceans Team, Sarah supports work on marine planning and protection. She also works to ensure that marine renewable energy development is sustainable and to reduce the amount of plastic entering our oceans. Sarah has a BSc in marine biology and a masters in resource and environmental management from Dalhousie University.

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    Erin Keenan

    Specialist, Eastern Arctic

    Erin Keenan

    Specialist, Eastern Arctic

    As part of the Arctic team based in our Iqaluit office, Erin works primarily on Arctic marine conservation projects, including marine planning and marine protected areas. She also helps generate and build support for WWF-Canada’s conservation objectives in Nunavut and acts as an effective conduit for local concerns and issues to be addressed in WWF project planning communications. Erin holds a Master’s in Marine Management from Dalhousie University

Restoration and Regeneration
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    Elizabeth Hendriks
    Vice President, Restoration and Regeneration

    With a lengthy background in water policy, Elizabeth leads WWF-Canada’s Freshwater team to reverse the decline of freshwater ecosystems across the country through policy, technology and community building. Elizabeth has considerable experience working internationally and nationally on water policy and led the release of the first national assessment of the health and stressors to Canada’s freshwater.

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    Lindsay Hemphill

    Associate Specialist, Freshwater restoration and regeneration

    Lindsay Hemphill

    Associate Specialist, Freshwater restoration and regeneration

    Lindsay grew up around lakes and rivers, developing a true love for nature. She has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology from Queens University, and a master’s in environmental science, focused in aquatic ecology, from Memorial University of Newfoundland. During her undergraduate studies, she assessed largemouth bass populations, and through her Masters’ research, she determined the impact of low-level oil inputs on bacteria in coastal bays.

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    Victoria Neville

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries

    Victoria Neville

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries

    Victoria’s work on WWF-Canada’s Oceans Team is based in Newfoundland and Labrador. Victoria leads habitat restoration for capelin, Atlantic salmon and Arctic char. She protects and restores crucial habitats by leveraging partnerships in NL with governments, rightsholders, researchers, and hunting/angling groups. Victoria is a fish ecologist, she holds a Bachelor of Science (honours) in marine biology and is a PhD candidate with Memorial University.

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    Jarmila Becka Lee

    Specialist, Program Advancement

    Jarmila Becka Lee

    Specialist, Program Advancement

    Jarmila manages the In the Zone and Go Wild Community Grants programs, both of which strive to increase Canadians’ engagement with nature, especially in urban areas. Jarmila holds a Bachelor of Science, Environment and Biology from the University of Toronto.

    Lindsay Hemphill

    Associate Specialist, Freshwater restoration and regeneration

    Lindsay Hemphill

    Associate Specialist, Freshwater restoration and regeneration

    Lindsay grew up around lakes and rivers, developing a true love for nature. She has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology from Queens University, and a master’s in environmental science, focused in aquatic ecology, from Memorial University of Newfoundland. During her undergraduate studies, she assessed largemouth bass populations, and through her Masters’ research, she determined the impact of low-level oil inputs on bacteria in coastal bays.

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    Victoria Neville

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries

    Victoria Neville

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries

    Victoria’s work on WWF-Canada’s Oceans Team is based in Newfoundland and Labrador. Victoria leads habitat restoration for capelin, Atlantic salmon and Arctic char. She protects and restores crucial habitats by leveraging partnerships in NL with governments, rightsholders, researchers, and hunting/angling groups. Victoria is a fish ecologist, she holds a Bachelor of Science (honours) in marine biology and is a PhD candidate with Memorial University.

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    Jarmila Becka Lee

    Specialist, Program Advancement

    Jarmila Becka Lee

    Specialist, Program Advancement

    Jarmila manages the In the Zone and Go Wild Community Grants programs, both of which strive to increase Canadians’ engagement with nature, especially in urban areas. Jarmila holds a Bachelor of Science, Environment and Biology from the University of Toronto.

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    Jacklyn Barrs

    Specialist, Marine Conservation

    Jacklyn Barrs

    Specialist, Marine Conservation

    Jacklyn focuses on the Food for All campaign, conducting research and developing conservation strategies for the Pacific region as part of WWF-Canada’s national forage fish initiative. Jacklyn joins WWF-Canada with over 10 years experience as an applied marine biologist and has a degree in Marine Biology with honours from Dalhousie University.

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    Heather Crochetiere

    Senior Specialist, Freshwater

    Heather Crochetiere

    Senior Specialist, Freshwater

    After launching the Wild Rivers Project and co-ordinating WWF-Canada’s involvement in the Fisheries Act and Impact Assessment Act modernization processes, Heather is now empowering individuals and organizations to have impact via funding programs and supporting technology-based solutions. She holds a BSc from McMaster University and a MES from the University of Waterloo.

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    Catherine Paquette

    Specialist, Freshwater

    Catherine Paquette

    Specialist, Freshwater

    As a member of WWF-Canada’s freshwater team, Catherine evaluates the health of Canada’s watersheds and leads our participation in STREAM, helping community-based water groups monitor their own waters. She holds an MSc in Physical Geography from the University of Ottawa, where she studied the impact of thawing permafrost on water.

    Sarah Abarro

    Sarah Abarro

    Associate Specialist, Outreach and Engagement

    Sarah Abarro

    Associate Specialist, Outreach and Engagement

    Sarah engages French-speaking Canadians into taking hands-on action to help protect nature through the development of The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Living Planet at School, Living Planet at Campus and Go Wild School Grants. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in management from Audencia Business School, with a specialization in entrepreneurship.

    Kathy Nguyen

    Specialist, Engagement

    Kathy Nguyen

    Specialist, Engagement

    Kathy leads the development and delivery of WWF-Canada’s national youth engagement programs and campaigns, Living Planet @ School and Living Planet @ Campus. Kathy also helps with the delivery of Go Wild School Grants and WWF-Canada’s Living Planet Leader certification, championing tomorrow’s leaders and decision makers in taking action, today. Kathy holds degrees in Psychology and Environmental Science, a certificate in Environmental Assessment, and a post-graduate in Fundraising & Marketing.

    Steve Hamel

    Steve Hamel

    Specialist, Urban Biodiversity

    Steve Hamel

    Specialist, Urban Biodiversity

    Steve oversees WWF-Canada’s urban biodiversity program, Biopolis, which serves as an important hub for local projects that help preserve Canada’s urban biodiversity. He began his career in 1990 in British Columbia, where he carried out inventories of Marbled Murrelet and forest birds.  Since then he has worked on multiple inventories of birds, bats, fish and other taxonomic groups. Steve holds a BSc in biology from UQAM in Montreal.

Science, Knowledge and Innovation
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    James Snider
    Vice President, Science, Knowledge and Innovation

    James leads WWF-Canada’s Science, Knowledge and Innovation team, which provides the core science expertise underpinning our work in Canada. A key function of James’ work is to identify new technologies and areas of research so that our conservation efforts in Canada are at the cutting edge. Most recently, he led WWF-Canada’s Wildlife Protection Assessment and was senior author of the 2017 Living Planet Report Canada.

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    Rinjan

    Rinjan Shrestha

    Lead Specialist, Asian Big Cats

    Rinjan Shrestha

    Lead Specialist, Asian Big Cats

    Rinjan supports WWF’s country offices in their efforts to conserve big cats, such as tigers and snow leopards, including preparing climate-integrated species conservation plans. Rinjan also provides science support to the science, research and innovation unit at WWF-Canada. Rinjan holds a masters’ degree in natural resource management and a PhD in conservation biology from the University of Life Sciences, Norway.

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    Brianne Kelly

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries

    Brianne Kelly

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries

    Brianne believes little fish have big influence. Based in WWF-Canada’s Halifax office, she oversees strategy development and implementation of our national forage fish initiative, helping to strengthen the scientific basis for this important work. Her PhD thesis looked at effects of river regulation on forage fish populations.

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    Emily Giles

    Senior Specialist, Species Conservation

    Emily Giles

    Senior Specialist, Species Conservation

    As a member of WWF’s Science, Research and Innovation team, Emily’s work focuses on protecting wildlife in Canada, with an emphasis on species at risk recovery. She has worked on and led a wide range of projects since joining WWF-Canada in 2006, including the highly acclaimed 2017 Living Planet Report Canada. She holds a BSc in zoology from the University of Guelph, and an MSc in conservation biology from DICE at the University of Kent.

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    Rinjan Shrestha

    Lead Specialist, Asian Big Cats

    Rinjan Shrestha

    Lead Specialist, Asian Big Cats

    Rinjan supports WWF’s country offices in their efforts to conserve big cats, such as tigers and snow leopards, including preparing climate-integrated species conservation plans. Rinjan also provides science support to the science, research and innovation unit at WWF-Canada. Rinjan holds a masters’ degree in natural resource management and a PhD in conservation biology from the University of Life Sciences, Norway.

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    Brianne Kelly

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries

    Brianne Kelly

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries

    Brianne believes little fish have big influence. Based in WWF-Canada’s Halifax office, she oversees strategy development and implementation of our national forage fish initiative, helping to strengthen the scientific basis for this important work. Her PhD thesis looked at effects of river regulation on forage fish populations.

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    Emily Giles

    Senior Specialist, Species Conservation

    Emily Giles

    Senior Specialist, Species Conservation

    As a member of WWF’s Science, Research and Innovation team, Emily’s work focuses on protecting wildlife in Canada, with an emphasis on species at risk recovery. She has worked on and led a wide range of projects since joining WWF-Canada in 2006, including the highly acclaimed 2017 Living Planet Report Canada. She holds a BSc in zoology from the University of Guelph, and an MSc in conservation biology from DICE at the University of Kent.

    Caroline Martin

    Associate Specialist, Species Conservation

    Caroline Martin

    Associate Specialist, Species Conservation

    Caroline supports the Science, Research Knowledge and Innovation team by providing scientific research, data management, and natural history expertise to ensure WWF’s conservation advocacy and actions are based on strong conservation science. She also contributes to research focused on nature-based solutions and blue carbon. Caroline holds a MSc in Wildlife Ecology and Management from the University of Alberta.

    Ryan Godfrey

    Associate Specialist, Conservation Research

    Ryan Godfrey

    Associate Specialist, Conservation Research

    Ryan is part of the Science, Knowledge and Innovation team at WWF-Canada and supports projects across the organization as WWF-Canada’s resident botanist. Ryan draws from his experiences in academia, environmental consulting, wildlife gardening, and as a certified seed collector to work on community engagement, citizen stewardship and urban ecological restoration. He also develops educational resources, gives talks and holds workshops for gardeners of all levels. A lot of Ryan’s work is centred in southern Ontario’s Carolinian Zone and in human-dominated landscapes. In all of his work, Ryan aims to strengthen the reciprocal connections between humans, plants and wildlife.

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    Will Merritt

    Specialist, GIS & Spatial Analysis

    Will Merritt

    Specialist, GIS & Spatial Analysis

    Will provides the technical capacity in spatial/data analysis required to support WWF-Canada’s work in the Arctic. Will translates data into information, and information into the insights needed to ensure our work is effective and scientifically grounded. Will holds a BSc in Forest Conservation and GIS, as well as an advanced certificate in GIS applications.

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    Jessica Currie

    Specialist, Science, Research & Innovation

    Jessica Currie

    Specialist, Science, Research & Innovation

    Jessica supports WWF-Canada’s Science, Research and Innovation team through research, management of big data, and both qualitative and quantitative analyses, providing an evidence base for WWF-Canada’s conservation work. Noteworthy analyses include the Living Planet Report for Canada and the Wildlife Protection Assessment. Jessica holds a Master’s of Science in Environmental Sustainability.

Wildlife and Industry
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    Sigrid Kuehnemund
    Vice President, Wildlife and Industry

    Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Sigrid leads WWF-Canada’s Wildlife and Industry Team, which aims to reduce or eliminate the direct threat from industrial activities to wildlife habitat viability and carbon storage capabilities in Canada. The approach is solutions-oriented towards ecologically responsible and sustainable development within the fishing, mining, energy, and shipping sectors. She advances conservation initiatives at local, national and global scales through advocacy and partnerships with fellow environmental NGOs, industry, government, scientists, Indigenous groups and local communities. Sigrid has helped secure minimum standards for Marine Protected Areas in Canada, developed a ‘Food for All’ national forage fish initiative, and has led WWF-Canada’s successful campaign against oil and gas in the Laurentian Channel.

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    Andrew Dumbrille

    Lead Specialist, Marine Shipping and Conservation

    Andrew Dumbrille

    Lead Specialist, Marine Shipping and Conservation

    Through research, advocacy, and engagement with Indigenous communities and international forums like the Arctic Council and the International Maritime Organization, Andrew works on reducing the impact of shipping on the marine environment. Andrew attended Trent Univeristy and focused on culture, english and Indigenous studies.

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    Mark Brooks

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Oil and Gas

    Mark Brooks

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Oil and Gas

    Mark serves as WWF-Canada’s point person for oil and gas-related issues in the Canadian Arctic. He has a Master’s degree in environmental economics from McGill University and an undergraduate degree in geography from the University of British Columbia.

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    Aurelie Cosandey-Godin

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Sustainable Shipping

    Aurelie Cosandey-Godin

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Sustainable Shipping

    Aurelie contributes to marine planning and our work on marine protected areas, exploring opportunities to expand our sustainable shipping work on the east coast while identifying policy and solutions to address shipping impacts on marine ecosystems. She holds a PhD in marine conservation science from Dalhousie University.

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    Andrew Dumbrille

    Lead Specialist, Marine Shipping and Conservation

    Andrew Dumbrille

    Lead Specialist, Marine Shipping and Conservation

    Through research, advocacy, and engagement with Indigenous communities and international forums like the Arctic Council and the International Maritime Organization, Andrew works on reducing the impact of shipping on the marine environment. Andrew attended Trent Univeristy and focused on culture, english and Indigenous studies.

    Mark Brooks

    Mark Brooks

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Oil and Gas

    Mark Brooks

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Oil and Gas

    Mark serves as WWF-Canada’s point person for oil and gas-related issues in the Canadian Arctic. He has a Master’s degree in environmental economics from McGill University and an undergraduate degree in geography from the University of British Columbia.

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    Aurelie Cosandey-Godin

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Sustainable Shipping

    Aurelie Cosandey-Godin

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Sustainable Shipping

    Aurelie contributes to marine planning and our work on marine protected areas, exploring opportunities to expand our sustainable shipping work on the east coast while identifying policy and solutions to address shipping impacts on marine ecosystems. She holds a PhD in marine conservation science from Dalhousie University.

    Elissama Menezes

    Associate Specialist, Marine Conservation & Shipping

    Elissama Menezes

    Associate Specialist, Marine Conservation & Shipping

    Elissama was born and raised in Brazil and came to Canada to pursue further education in the marine environmental field. She started at WWF as an intern while completing her master’s degree in Marine Management. During her internship, she investigated international and national shipping issues including pollution discharges, exhaust gas cleaning systems, and, more recently, GHG and black carbon emissions. She is currently working on developing a framework and national action plan for the marine and shipping sector to decarbonize and reduce GHGs in Canada, as well as work to reduce shipping impacts in marine protected areas. Elissama provides policy and regulatory advice for WWF-Canada to advocate for cleaner and more sustainable shipping practices effectively.

    Sam Davin

    Specialist, Marine Shipping and Conservation

    Sam Davin

    Specialist, Marine Shipping and Conservation

    Sam supports WWF-Canada’s Wildlife and Industry team through engagement with Indigenous partners, government, ENGOs, industry, and the International Maritime Organization. Drawing on his research and environmental consulting experience, Sam provides an evidence-based perspective on vessel-source pollution and voyage planning. Sam holds a PhD from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a MS and BS from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

    Chelsea Boaler

    Specialist, Marine Ecosystems & Fisheries

    Chelsea Boaler

    Specialist, Marine Ecosystems & Fisheries

    Chelsea supports WWF-Canada’s Wildlife and Industry team through engagement with Indigenous and community partners, government, ENGOs, industry, and academic institutions. Chelsea has significant academic and professional experience in habitat restoration, fisheries, and grass-roots-based initiatives. Chelsea works regionally, within Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as internationally on large migratory animal projects. Chelsea is currently a PhD Candidate in Fisheries Science with Memorial University and holds a BSc in Marine Biology and Environment, Sustainability, and Society; and a Masters degree in Coastal Resource Management.

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    Kim Dunn

    Senior Specialist, Oceans Conservation

    Kim Dunn

    Senior Specialist, Oceans Conservation

    Through working on oceans governance and BC-specific projects, Kim manages and implements WWF-Canada’s initiatives to reduce the impacts of shipping on the marine environment. She’s also responsible for marine planning and protection initiatives in BC, including Marine Protected Area engagement. She holds a Masters in resource and environmental management.

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    Martha Lenio

    Specialist, Renewable Energy

    Martha Lenio

    Specialist, Renewable Energy

    Martha helps drive progress towards habitat-friendly renewable energy deployment in the Arctic by building relationships in Nunavut, working closely with communities to develop green energy projects, and increase energy literacy. She has a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a PhD in photovoltaic engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

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    Miako Ushio

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecology and Sustainable Shipping

    Miako Ushio

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecology and Sustainable Shipping

    Miako drives WWF’s marine protected areas and sustainable shipping work on the east coast. In this role, she leads cooperative research and advocacy partnerships between ENGOs, academia and industry to identify an implement solutions to address shipping impacts on marine ecosystems and whales. She holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Managment and Policy from Lund University in Sweden and an undergraduate degree in Biology and Environmental Studies.