Sam is a native of the Ottawa Valley and has lived in big-city Montreal for work and school. Strangely in love with the ocean for such a landlocked Québécois girl, when she can’t get herself to one of Canada’s three coasts, she’s sharing her experiences and passion for Canada’s incredible wildlife as well as its cultural and natural heritage. As an environmental biologist trained at UQAM and Bamfield Marine Science Centre, she’s a science communicator and educator by trade and is experienced using varied media to engage folks young and old in protecting and enjoying nature. She is a strong believer that understanding and experiencing the environment is key to protecting it, and uses her multidisciplinary experiences to further that goal. She loves working where science, education, social justice and policy intermingle. Building the next generation of stewards will be a labour of hope, brought forth by discussion and sharing.
Her favourite things about Canada are cold water scuba diving, the hum of beehives, the smell of the Great Bear Rainforest and the weight of the open sky in the Arctic. She loves her vast home and hearing stories.