Be the change that you wish to see in the world- Mahatma Gandhi
In 2006, Rebecca Brushett received her B.Sc in marine biology from Dalhousie University. She then took a small break from the classroom to gain more knowledge in the field; working with the University of Victoria on the eating habits of Grey Whales in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia. In 2010, she returned back home to obtain her B.Ed (in secondary sciences) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Rebecca then moved to Gros Morne National Park where she taught grades 7-12 sciences on the Northern Peninsula for three years. Rebecca graduated with her MAEP degree at Grenfell Campus in 2018 and is currently a Partnering and Engagement Officer with Parks Canada.
Gandhi’s inspirational words have guided this former Masters student to where she is today. Rebecca is a very driven, hardworking and caring individual; helping others whenever they need it. Specifically, she has helped her class through the Grenfell Graduate Student Society (GGSS) as the academic representative. Her master’s research focused on completing a GIS-Based Multiple-Criteria Decision Analysis of Marine and Coastal Management Areas off Western Newfoundland, Canada. She hopes her work will change the way marine policy is done; maintaining ecological integrity in our oceans and improving management of offshore industries for western NL and the connecting provinces in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. When she is not busy working on her thesis, teaching or helping others, you can find Rebecca at the Bonne Bay Marine Station or, relaxing in the kitchen or garden.