Maeva is passionate about marine ecology, coastal communities, communications, and filmmaking. Originally from Quebec, she came to Victoria to complete a MSc in Marine Ecology (Univ. of Victoria) after a BSc in biology (Univ. of Quebec in Montreal). For the past 10 years, she's been involved in ocean outreach and education projects, including short film productions, live media, public speaking, magazine writing, and educational projects. She was lucky enough to go to the Antarctic and the Arctic in 2009, and has been going back to the Arctic a few times ever since for the ShoreZone.Org program and the Canada C3 expedition. In 2011, she co-founded Fish Eye Project, now called Live It, providing live streaming from sea to space to connect experts in the field in real-time with classrooms. For her Ph.D., she wants to use Participatory Video as a tool to engage Arctic communities around global change, such as microplastics and what it means for their subsistence activities. For more information on publications and projects, visit Maeva's website. Maeva is also the Communications Director of the Explorers Club, Canadian Chapter, and a member of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, where she gets a lot of her inspiration!