Jessica is a Master of Marine Management Candidate at Dalhousie University. She has received numerous scholarships to participate in several internships and intensive programs in both Canada and abroad where she largely studied coral reef ecology and oceanography. Most recently, she has worked as a research intern at WWF-Canada evaluating tools for monitoring and compliance of commercial shipping vessels within federally designated marine protected areas. Her graduate research provided an impact assessment on shipping in the Canadian Eastern Arctic using the Baffinland Iron Ore Mine Phase 2 Project Proposal as a case study. Her research aims to enhance the understanding of potential environmental and socio-cultural impacts from increased shipping at the mine and may help inform decision-making.
• Shipping – with special interest on the Arctic region and impacts to Northern communities
• Marine Risk Analysis
• Shipping Governance
• Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
• Marine Management
• Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)