Communications and Research Coordinator
M.P.H (Indigenous & Maternal/Child Health), B.SC. Hons (Global Health & Nutrition)
Originally from Dawson Creek BC, I grew up with a love for nature and Northern living. After completing my Masters of Public Health degree with a concentration on Indigenous and Maternal/Child Health at the University of British Columbia, I moved to the Yukon to pursue my passion for community-based research and am thrilled to be joining the amazing team at AICBR as Communications and Research Coordinator!
I have experience conducting and coordinating large- and small-scale research projects related to nutrition and food security and have collaborated with many different stakeholders across academia, government, NGO/UN organizations, and communities, both globally and locally. After working and living in various places, from small town Mount Currie, BC in Lil'wat First Nations Territory to Rwanda, East Africa, fulfilling diverse roles related to research, project coordination, leadership, and program planning, I have learned first-hand the importance of strong community partnerships, trust and open communication in designing and implementing appropriate and sustainable health programs and interventions. Since working with AICBR, I’ve worked on a variety of projects related to food security, healthy lifestyles, youth mental health and wellness, climate change adaptation, and building healthy communities in the North. I also manage the Institute's marketing, promotions and communications, which I'm enjoying because it allows me to explore my creative side.
When I’m not working you can likely find me in the mountains either biking, hiking, skiing and snowboarding, otherwise I'm curled up on the couch with my pup or [trying] to be crafty.