Emily Filinska

Emily Filinska

University of Waterloo

Canada

I am currently a graduate student pursuing my Masters in Social and Ecological Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. I am also part of the editorial team for the V2V Commons, the official newsletter for the V2V Global Partnership. I have completed my Bachelor’s of Environmental Science (Co-op) – Majoring in Ecology at the University of Guelph. Throughout my undergrad I have worked for many organizations, both non-profit and governmental. This has helped me understand the importance for transdisciplinary cooperation. My main drive in life has been to make a positive change on this planet, and my passion is dolphin and whale conservation. With the support of my supervisor, Dr. Prateep Nayak, my research will involve analyzing dolphin and whale interactions with fishermen and how these interactions impact the sustainability of small-scale fisheries.