Communications & Research Officer
M.P.H (Indigenous & Maternal/Child Health), University of British Columbia
Originally from Dawson Creek BC, I grew up with a love for nature and Northern living. I feel privileged to live in the Yukon because of the wonderful people I get to work with and learn from everyday, the powerful landscapes of this territory that I enjoy exploring and the opportunity I have to work in the areas 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, managing, 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 engagement and leadership, and climate change adaptation. 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.