Communications & Research Officer
M.P.H (Indigenous & Maternal/Child Health), B.Sc. (Hons), University of British Columbia
Originally from Northeastern 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 every day 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 public health in the areas of international nutrition 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, conducting, 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. 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.