I grew up in Nova Scotia on the Shubenacadie River. The highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy and it’s rivers easily led to a dedication toward aquatic biology. My exploration started in the intertidal zone, being a boomerang student of St. Andrews, NB. I completed a masters in marine mammology and ocean noise, and am currently working toward a PhD on hydropower reservoir impacts on salmon migration. Supporting water management requires interdisciplinary efforts, integrating scientific results into management policy.