Bryson is an MA in Environmental Policy graduate who started at Memorial University in the fall of 2016. Originally from Oakville, Ontario, he did his undergraduate degree at St. Francis Xavier in Aquatic Resources and Public Policy. Previously, Bryson worked on governance of community-based ecological monitoring programs. The inspiration for the project stemmed from his work as the community aquatic monitoring program for Nova Scotia over the past few years.
Under the supervision of Michael van Zyll de Jong, Bryson researched an integrated approach to management and decision making. This was done by hosting a workshop for stakeholders in the Indian Bay area. The goal of the research was to build a sustainable management model for recreational fisheries.