Maddy has always had a keen interest for fisheries and conservation. After spending numerous summers as a teenager working in the British Virgin Islands as a dive instructor, her appreciation for aquatic ecosystems and their complexity was deepened. This led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology at the University of British Columbia.
During her degree, she spent many hours as a research assistant in a few different positions. She volunteered as a research assistant with the Open Water Lab at UBC conducting research on sea lions. This led her to an internship working at the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in Vancouver where she honed her triage and organizational skills in a laboratory setting.
Her newest role at Raincoast Education Society marries her love and passion for science and education. In this role she leads field trips every week touching upon how both Western Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge can be used together to further our learning about the environment around us.
Maddy is excited to be working in Tofino with Ha’oom Fisheries Society as a dockside monitor to continue learning about fisheries, conservation, and local First Nations culture.