Patricia Tipay – Research Assistant

Gwen Tipay volunteer

Patricia was born in the Philippines and moved to Canada when she was almost two years old.

As of 2022, she is finishing a degree in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology at the University of Victoria. For as long as she can remember, she has wanted to become a marine biologist.

Patricia has always loved the ocean and she calls it her ‘happy place,’ where she feels most at peace. In her free time, she is often outside either on a hike or tide-pooling. She lives for the outdoors and she believes that’s where her passion comes from. This passion has grown after obtaining her scuba certifications, which have allowed her to see the ocean from a whole new perspective. This new vision has also increased Patricia’s motivation to do whatever she can to help conserve marine ecosystems.

She is excited to be joining the Sea Around Us team and learning from our researchers.