Dr. Sunita Nadella has a Master’s Degree in Icthyology (India) and Environmental Physiology &Toxicology (Canada). Her Ph.D research in Entomology,investigated the histopathology of endocrine glands in Lepidopterans using biochemical staining techniques. From 1989-2002 Sunita was Senior Lecturer in Osmania University, Hyderabad India teaching undergraduate Zoology. In 2002, she came to Canada and worked in Dr. Chris Wood’s Lab as research assistant. This research produced 18 peer reviewed publications in the areas of environment physiology and toxicology and the findings were used to set water quality guidelines for the protection of sensitive aquatic organisms like blue mussels and sea urchins in Canada/USA and the European Union. Sunita joined the Life Science Program (LSP) in January 2013 as Instructional Assistant. She was appointed Experiential Education Coordinator in April 2016-present. In this position Sunita draws from her research background and network with past collaborators to provide students with hands on skills such that they can successfully navigate research or workplace positions.