From field to laboratory, Lana has been supporting scientific research in wildlife health projects across Canada.
Though she spent most of her life in Montreal, it wasn’t until an internship in California rehabilitating oiled seabirds that sparked her interest in wildlife. She joined Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC, Ottawa) in 2017, where she oversees processing and archival of biological samples for wildlife health projects across the country, including monitoring programs in the Arctic.
While onboard the Ocean Endeavour, Lana will be participating in various sampling activities in support of collaborative work between ECCC and CINUK Programme. The purpose of this endeavour is to monitor environmental changes in the Arctic.
When she’s not in the field collecting colonial seabird eggs for research, she’s in the field chasing frisbees or running after her dog, Chaika. At home, her energy is spent shooing wild turkeys away from her garden. Most recently, she has hiked the Tour du Mont Blanc and is looking for the next mountain range to adventure through.
This will be Lana’s maiden voyage with Adventure Canada. She looks forward to meeting her fellow adventurers and hearing their unique stories and maybe catching a glimpse of an arctic tern!