Conservation genomics of the Endangered North Atlantic right whale

Grace Akinrinola

Interdisciplinary PhD (IDPhD) Candidate

I am an incoming Interdisciplinary PhD (IDPhD) candidate in Bailey Lab at Dalhousie University. I recently graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master of Marine Management (MMM). Before this, I completed my M.Sc. in Marine Pollution and Management and B.Sc. (Hons.) in Marine Biology from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. I also have over seven years of experience in environmental impact assessment, implementing ecosystem-based approach programs, strategic marine-related research, and administration. Throughout my applied marine biology work, I continued to witness and develop an interest in the human dimensions of resource use, particularly aspects related to social equity and justice. My PhD research is on inclusive North Atlantic Right Whale (NARW) conservation. The project aims to study NARW conservation burdens and provide recommendations for an improved collaborative conservation landscape. I am excited to join the research team and contribute to the sustainable and inclusive conservation of the NARW population using an interdisciplinary approach. My leisure time is spent with my family, engaging in activities like singing, dancing, praying, and playing together.