Helping to create thriving communities and healthy environments
Joachim Carolsfeld, Ph.D.
Dr. Carolsfeld is originally from a small coastal town in BC, Canada. He obtained his PhD working with fish pheromones and reproduction, completed a Masters in invertebrate neurophysiology and an Honours in marine biology. His extensive experience includes working with fisheries, aquaculture, environmental surveys, boat mechanics, and SCUBA instruction. For the last decade, he has devoted his time to blending his diverse technical expertise with social sciences to design and implement multidisciplinary and multistakeholder projects that foster environmental conservation blended with equitable sustainable resource-based livelihoods. He has been Executive Director at WFT since mid-2006.
Alison Macnaughton, M.A.
Director of International Programs
Alison completed an undergraduate degree in Geography at the University of Victoria (2000), and a Master of Arts at the School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia (2004) where she studied organizational learning and watershed governance in Santo André, Brazil. Since 2004, she has worked with World Fisheries Trust on the design and implementation of integrated, multi-disciplinary projects. She leads research, training and extension work in participatory processes, community development, social aspects of fisheries management, and monitoring and evaluation.cts for small-scale fisheries, poverty reduction and aquatic biodiversity
conservation, primarily in Latin America.
Laura Kravac, from Burnaby, BC has loved fish ever since she disected her first salmon in grade 4. Since then, she has completed her Bachelor of Science at the Unviersity of Victoria and worked all over Canada as an environmental consultant. Now, as Project Director at World Fisheries Trust, Laura leads the Seaquaria in School initiative, runs educational programs, manages the Gorge Waterway Nature House, and gets her hands wet during oyster and hearring research.
Tiffanie Rainville, M.ES, B.Sc.H.
Project Officer - Fisheries and Social Research
Tiffanie Rainville, from Ottawa, ON, completed her B.Sc.H in Biology and Health at Queen's (2005). Her Masters of Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University (2010) brought her to two small coastal areas in Ecuador where she looked at impacts and perceptions of climate change in mangrove ecosystems and surrounding communities. She is currently working on the Bolivian project- Peces para la Vida focused on fisheries and food security in the Amazon region.