Julia Szujo is a Master of Planning student at Dalhousie University. She has been involved in Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) research for a year, serving as a Research Assistant with the MSP research group that is part of the Social License and Planning for Coastal Communities research module. Julia focuses on community engagement and user experience research in MSP initiatives, in particular, examining how the Canada Marine Planning Atlas-Atlantic can serve the needs and interests of community-level users. She is passionate about sustainable and equitable urban and coastal spaces and believes that blue-green infrastructure is a catalyst for social change. Outside of school, Julia has been involved in organizing planning-related workshops, conferences, and other community initiatives.