Our Team.

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Emily Armstrong

Division Coordinator

Emily grew up in the prairies but developed a love of the ocean through visiting family on our beautiful coast. She loves animal care, ecosystem restoration and has spent time volunteering at different rescue centres, including MARS wildlife rescue. While she was a student she worked for our research branch, Coastal Collaborative Science. After graduating from the University of Victoria with a BSc in Marine Biology, she worked as an educator for Seaquaria! She has loved her time here and is thrilled to continue her work educating the public on our beloved Salish Sea.

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Hannah Brewer

Education & Outreach Officer

Despite growing up in the Rocky Mountains, Hannah’s heart has always been with the ocean. She loves to explore tidepools, volunteer as an aquarist at the Shaw Center for the Salish Sea, and talk about whales to anyone who will listen! Over the past four years, Hannah has also discovered her passion for working with children and has supported youth through many summer camp and school programs. Hannah recently graduated from the University of Victoria with a BSc in Marine Biology and is now thrilled to join Seaquaria and combine her passions as an Education and Outreach Officer!

Our Volunteer Team.

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Roleen Sevillena

Seaquaria Blog Manager

Roleen is inspired by the natural world everyday! She has a keen interest in how experiential learning experiences can help foster a sense of stewardship in others. Her passion for environmental education was sparked while taking Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. Since then she’s worked and volunteered in the realm of environmental communications, education and marine conservation. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors – surfing, snorkeling, hiking and tidepooling.