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Bridget John

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Squamish, BC, Canada

Ocean Wise Ambassador – 2020 Ocean Bridge Classic Cohort

A bit about me: 

After graduating with a Combined Major of Biology and Oceanography at the University of British Columbia, my life has revolved around the marine environment. From interning as a cetacean researcher in the Irish Sea to working as a fisheries observer on commercial fishing boats off BC’s northwest coast. Currently, I am working two jobs that I hold very close to my heart. I am working with the Ocean Wise Mobile Programs team sharing how we are all connected to the ocean and solutions to maintaining a flourishing ocean. I am also working for the Howe Sound/Atl’ka7tsem Marine Reference Guide as a research assistant building capacity to improve the future of marine spatial planning. My earliest memory of the ocean was in Rhode Island – as a curious 5 year old I just had to know what a jellyfish’s tentacles felt like!

Tell us something random about yourself:

I love to climb outside and ski tour. You can count on me that I’m always up for an adventure! I’m excited to be part of the 2020 Ocean Bridge Atlantic Cohort.

What gets me up in the morning: 

I’ve yet to appreciate the vial taste of coffee…probably going to make enemies with that one! Everyday there’s something to learn and something to share, whether it happens as I scale a mountain in my own backyard or when I’m deep in conversation about the ocean.

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