The Team

Elizabeth BakerElizabeth Baker - Science Projects Manager

Elizabeth has worked with the FSRS as a Fisheries Technician for three seasons.  She is excited to take on the role of Acting Science Projects Manager, and looks forward to the new learning experiences and challenges that will come along with it.
She grew up in Jeddore on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia with the fishing industry in her backyard. Her interest in the fisheries were sparked through listening to stories from her family about being on the water and earning their livelihoods from the ocean. This interest led her to complete her Bachelor of Science, followed by a Masters in Marine Management at Dalhousie University. Her graduate research focused on the participation of fishermen in fisheries management, and ways that this could be improved. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue working with the FSRS, and looks forward to working with all of you on both old and new projects.


Teresa MacDonaldTeresa MacDonald - Senior Research Assistant

Teresa MacDonald grew up in Fort McMurray, Alberta but has called Nova Scotia home many years. She graduated from ST.FX with a Bachelor of Arts, followed by a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University. Recently, she has completed her Masters of Marine Management from Dalhousie University. Her interest in fisheries began when she worked as a Lobster Technician for the LFA 27 Management Board. She continued to expand her knowledge of the industry when she worked as an at-sea observer, where she had the opportunity to listen to stories and gain valuable knowledge from the fishermen. She looks forward to the new experiences and challenges the FSRS projects will present to her, as well as the connections she will make while working on them. When she is not working, Teresa enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.



Shannon Scott TibbettsShannon Scott Tibbetts - Director of Operations

Shannon Scott Tibbetts first became aware of the Fishermen and Scientists Research Society after completing her BSc in Aquaculture from the NSAC in 1998. She began on a volunteer basis and welcomed the opportunity to join the team once a position became available. She began her career with the FSRS as a lab technician working on the 4VsW Sentinel Project in 1998 and has gradually gained more responsibility until reaching her current position as Research Biologist. She has a background in biology with a BSC in Biology from Dalhousie University (1993), and a keen interest in science and marine science in particular. Shannon is a full time mother of two growing boys and enjoys spending time outdoors with them and her husband; an animal nutritionist.



Kaitlin BurekKaitlin Burek - Senior Research Assistant

Kaitlin is a recent graduate from the Marine Biology program at Dalhousie University and is excited to bring her passion and experience to the FSRS. She has been involved in a variety of research projects including the study of turf assemblages in kelp bed ecosystems, connectivity in marine protected area design, and megafauna in the deep sea. Her specific interests in fisheries originated during her time spent in a small fishing community in southwest Nova Scotia. It was in surrounding waters that she came to understand and appreciate the work that fisherpeople do and recognize how valuable their insights could be in a scientific arena. Using her experience in science communication and public engagement, Kaitlin is eager to look for ways to facilitate discussions between fisherpeople, scientists, and the public about the sustainability of the fishing industry in the Atlantic region. In her free time, Kaitlin can be found making crafts, reading, and reconnecting with nature.