New Research Assistants

Meet our newest Research Assistants who have recently joined OFI Module I and our partner Too Big To Ignore!

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Rylan Command

Rylan is a graduate student at the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland in the Fisheries Science and Technology program.

“I practically grew up in a tidepool; the salty spray of the ocean is at the heart of everything I do. I am an ecologist by training and by nature, and I love thinking about how plants and animals have evolved their life-history strategies, adapted to their niches, and how they are being affected by rapid environmental change. I’m particularly interested in fisheries and food systems, and the way in which humans use and distribute marine resources globally. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with OFI and TBTI, and to learn about ecological, socio-economic, and cultural importance of small-scale fisheries and their role in sustaining the lives and livelihoods of billions of people. I hope to learn from members of OFI and TBTI and build lasting connections within the ocean governance research community."