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. I feel privileged to call Yukon my home because of the wonderful people I get to work with and learn from everyday, the powerful landscapes that surround this vast territory and the opportunities to work in an area that I'm passionate about, promoting health equity, knowledge mobilization and positive social change.
My academic background is in international nutrition and Indigenous maternal/child health. I have a Masters of Public Health degree and a passion for community-based, participatory and action-oriented styles of research where communities are driving the plans, processes and outcomes. I have experience planning, conducting and coordinating large- and small-scale research projects related to nutrition and food security and have collaborated with partners 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 Costa Rica and Rwanda, I have fulfilled diverse roles related to research, health promotion, program planning, project coordination and management. Since starting with AICBR in March 2016, I have 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 AICBR's website, marketing/promotions, and other communications.
When I’m not working, you can likely find me in the mountains either biking, hiking, skiing and snowboarding, or curled up on the couch with my pup and a good book.