MISS CANADACharla Basran

Name: Charla Jean Basran.

Position: Ticket Sales  Guide  Researcher.

Place and date of birth: British Columbia, Canada, 23rd September 1988.

Hometown: Castlegar, Canada.

Star sign: Virgo/Libra.

Education: Elementary and high school in Castlegar, BC. Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Master's in Coastal and Marine Management from the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður, Iceland. Currently doing a PhD. at the University of Iceland.

Languages: English.

Experience: I conducted orca research and learnt basic sailing through the Beam Reach program at the University of Washington. Later, I interned at the Vancouver Aquarium as an interpreter on site and as a marine biology and conservation traveling educator. In 2013, I attended the marine mammals course here in Húsavík and then conducted my master's thesis on the humpback whales in Skjálfandi Bay. Now I am both working with GG and conducting PhD. humpback whale research here in Húsavík. 

Interests: Travelling, boating, fishing, snorkelling, hiking, and many more!

Favourite Icelandic food: Skyr and Icelandic pancakes.

Favourite foreign food: Samosas.

Favourite band / singer: Lana Del Rey, Of Monsters and Men, and a little bit of everything. 

Football / soccer team: Can't say I have one, what about a hockey team...

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