"I acknowledge and respect the Coast Salish First Nations' long and ongoing relationship with the land and sea where I work and play."
Stefania completed her Master of Science degree at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada.
Her Master's thesis addressed the issue in rockfish conservation by evaluating the quality of citizen science SCUBA-derived data.
She is interested in new opportunities in marine conservation and science communication; especially visual storytelling and filmmaking.
Supervised by Dr. John P. Volpe,
University of Victoria
Diving and Boating
Certified Scientific Diver (II) and PADI SCUBA Instructor
Research Dive Boat Operation (SVOP + ROC-M)
Water Rescue and Ocean Safety (ex-lifeguard, Rescue Diver)
Recreational water activities (surfing, kayaking)
Programming languages: ‘R’ and Python,
Statistical analysis, ArcGIS and QGIS, Primer-E
Video and Photo editing: iMovie, Garage Band, Adobe Premiere Elements, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro, Audacity
Fish and Invertebrate Identification
Live specimen collection and life support systems
Research project design and implementation
Field work planning and budgeting
Photography and Videography
Writing for a target audience, editing, proof-reading
Presenting and public speaking
Science communication and Social Media
Grass roots campaigning and volunteer recruitment
SMART goal setting
Progress reporting and self assessment
Identifying key milestones and deliverables
Leading team members in project completion