Michelle Lavery

IMG_4Michelle Lavery is an MSc Biology candidate at the University of New Brunswick. She became enamoured with Atlantic salmon during a field season in New Brunswick for her BSc Biology Honours project at Queen’s University at Kingston. Since then, Atlantic salmon embryos have taken over her life.

She has been heavily involved in science communication throughout her graduate studies, writing for Fisheries Magazine, The Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, The Canadian Young Scientist Journal, The Fisheries Blog, Science Borealis, The Brunswickan, GradHacker.org, and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (NB). She has also interacted extensively with the mainstream media, doing interviews about her research for National Geographic Online, Scientific American Blogs, CBC, LiveScience, and the Science Media Centre of Canada.

She currently writes, edits, and consults in exchange for money, favours, or snacks – not in any particular order. You can check out her work at jmichellelavery.com or follow her on twitter (@JMichelleLavery).


Studying Atlantic salmon eggs in Canada’s freezing winter  – the forgotten study season, 13 May 2016