Megan Friesen has worked in avian ecology, conservation, and research for over a decade. She received her PhD in biology from the University of Auckland studying the sensory ecology and conservation of tube-nosed seabirds. Her research was particularly related to the unique ways these birds communicate using vocalizations, visual, and chemical cues. As an assistant professor of biology at Saint Martin’s University, Megan works to introduce students to ecology and conservation biology and help students start new research. She remains active in several on-going conservation research projects, including the use of sensory-based methods for the conservation of rare and threatened seabirds.