Ilsa has a background in biology from the University of Victoria and a diploma in environmental technology from Camosun College. She grew up in Victoria and is extremely passionate about the outdoors. Her favourite hobbies are backcountry camping, mushroom-foraging, scuba diving and photography. During her time at UVic, Ilsa went on an academic exchange to Thailand where she studied tropical reef ecology for a year. Her love of marine life brought her to Eagle Wing where she can engage with the public and share the nerdy animal facts she learned from school! Ilsa aspires to travel to South America in the fall to hike, trek and observe endemic animals of the region.