Dalal Hanna is a freshwater ecologist, science communicator, National Geographic Explorer, and PhD Candidate at McGill University. She is also a co-founder and director of Riparia, a not-for profit that brings youth on free freshwater science expeditions, a WCS W. Garfield Weston Fellow and former Vanier Scholar. She was the recipient of a 2018 graduate research grant from The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.