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Maia grew up on the west coast of Canada, and loved each and every opportunity for travel. Travelling to many countries in both Europe and Asia, Maia has developed a passion for communication and has long been interested in protecting the natural beauty still left in the world. She holds a BA in Chinese Language and Culture from UBC, and has spent two years teaching ESL to children in South Korea. Now she is working on getting her MSc in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh while working with the amazing team at WFT!
Growing up by the coast, Yuko has developed a passion for marine ecology that was strengthened with her time volunteering at the Vancouver Aquarium. Graduated from UVic in 2018, she holds a BSc in marine biology with a minor in environmental studies. Her goal is to make traditional STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts, and math) schooling and careers more approachable for youths. Working with Seaquaria wraps her passion for marine sciences, education, and science communication all into one package!
Kayla-Marie began volunteering with World Fisheries Trust (WFT) in 2018 and briefly worked as an Education and Outreach Officer through Canada Summer Jobs. Through volunteering and working with Seaquaria, Kayla-Marie developed a passion for marine ecology and science communication. She continues to help produce WFT’s “What the Fish” newsletter and hopes to participate in some hands on education activities in the near future. Kayla-Marie holds a BA in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from UVic and plans to continue studying the interconnections between ocean health and human wellbeing in graduate school. Specifically she is interested in the effects of climate change on small-scale fisheries and the sustainability of value chains for coastal communities whose economic and social livelihoods heavily depends on aquatic resources.