My name is Alison MacArthur, and I am from Truro, Nova Scotia. I just completed my first year of Marine Environmental Technology, and I am honoured to be chosen as the Students on Ice candidate this year representing the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. It has always been a dream of mine to go to the Arctic and I cannot wait to be a part of this expediton!
I’ve had a strong love for the ocean since I was a little girl so that is a major interest of mine. As well, I love animals and I am a huge animal rights activast. Music also plays a large role in my life as I grew up always playing the piano and singing! I hope to gain a new understanding of the Arctic and do what I can to help this environment. Ultimately I am excited to learn and participate in this life changing experience.