If not for the classic 1937 seafaring movie Captains Courageous and inspiration from the sailor and sea captain Angus Walters, Alex Hay might have become an astrophysicist instead of an ocean physicist. “It was a coin toss,” between the two, he says.
Why did you apply for an internship at OERA?
I applied for an internship at OERA because of my educational background in a Master of Public Administration program and experience in a government policy setting, specifically that of Nova Scotia’s Department of Environment. Being able to work in the field of energy and renewables was a huge draw for me as I wanted to learn more about Nova Scotia’s efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.