Communications & Research Officer
M.P.H. (Indigenous & Maternal/Child Health) and B.Sc. (Global Health and Nutrition), University of British Columbia
Originally from Northern British Columbia, I've always had a strong connection to the North and living in close harmony with the land, animals and people around me. I feel privileged to live in the Yukon because of the pristine nature that surrounds us here, the wonderful people I get to work with and learn from everyday and the opportunity I have to dedicate myself to the areas that I'm passionate about, promoting health equity, knowledge mobilization and positive social change.
My academic background is in public health in the areas of nutrition, global and Indigenous maternal/child health. I received both my bachelors and masters degrees at the University of British Columbia, where I first developed a passion for community-based, participatory and action-oriented styles of research. I have experience planning, evaluating, implementing, managing, and coordinating both large- and small-scale research projects related to nutrition and food security and have collaborated with partners across academia, Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments, NGO/UN organizations, and communities, both globally and locally. 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 doing research and project coordination and management. I also lead our knowledge translation/dissemination/mobilization efforts, develop educational and promotional materials, and manage AICBR's website 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.