Who We Are
Board of Directors
Gavin Feiel - First Mate (Summer 2019 and 2020)
Madison Lent - Marine Biology Student (Summer 2020)
Hello everyone my name is Madison Lent, I grew up, and still live in, Tiverton, NS. I’m beyond excited to start the first journey of my future career in marine preservation with SOAR this summer on my very own island.
I’m 17 years old and will be entering my final year of high school at Islands Consolidated in the Fall. At this moment, my future career plans are to go to Dalhousie University and become a Marine Biologist, therefore I am very grateful for this opportunity and I can’t wait to make a difference and to learn more about the ocean and everything it has to offer!
Aryn Sanojca - Marine Scientist (Summer 2020)
I am an MSc student in Applied Geomatics at Acadia University. My focus is ocean mapping, as inspired during my BSc in Marine Biology and GIS at Dalhousie University. What draws me to ocean mapping is the combination of exploring of the unknown, refining technical skills, and the opportunity to combine both of those attributes in hands-on field work.
I grew up on the New Brunswick side of the Bay of Fundy, and later had the chance to see it from the perspectives of a sea kayak guide in Saint Andrews and a shorebird field observer in the Avonport area. I’m very happy to return to it in Freeport in order to contribute to tidal flow research - there’s no better place to be while studying tides!