Sarah Walton is a master’s student with Carleton University’s Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory (FECPL), co-supervised by Steven Cooke (FECPL) and John Farrell (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry). She graduated from Fleming College’s Fish and Wildlife Technician and Technologist programs, followed by Trent University’s biology program with a B.Sc. specializing in conservation biology. Walton has an affinity for connecting people to science through education, and enjoys getting her hands dirty conducting science on fisheries and turtles. Her career, focused in aquatic ecology, species-at-risk, and science education/communication, includes experience with municipal (Conservation Authorities), provincial (Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Ontario Parks), and federal (Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Parks Canada) levels, nongovernmental organizations (Clean Annapolis River Project) and academic institutions (Michigan State University)—even canoe guiding for Boy Scouts of America. She aims for a career in which she can dedicate efforts to aquatic ecological research, and educate students on ecology and environmental issues via hands-on field work at the college or university level. Her love of aquatics continues into active kayaking, canoeing, and naturalist activities in wetland and river systems.