Molly Fraser

Staff Member: 

David Turpin Building
GIS Laboratory Rm A236
Department of Geography
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC
V8W 3R4

Phone: 1-250-891-4540

Molly was born and raised on the west coast of Vancouver Island in a remote community. Growing up in this community, Molly was fortunate enough to be surrounded by the incredible wildlife that Vancouver Island boasts. She acquired an undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Victoria in 2018, with a focus on the environment and sustainability. Her love for wildlife, especially cetaceans, has continued to grow over the years and has led her to pursue a masters degree within the CORAL. She is also an expert at identifying and categorizing cetaceans. Mollys masters thesis focuses on small vessel interactions with cetaceans within the Salish Sea, aiming to help reduce impacts on cetaceans from small vessels.

Molly's academic and professional interests lie with marine spatial planning, marine protected areas management, cetacean conservation, and marine vessel activities, particularly small vessels. She also has proficiency with various geovisualization and analytical tools including ArcGIS and RStudio programming. She aims to defend her thesis by August 2020.