Kelly Pickerill

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Research Assistant

M.A. (International Development Studies), B.A. (Hons), Dalhousie University

I was raised in a small community in Southern BC and was educated at a young age about the importance of the mountains around us. This learning showed me how everything is connected, and led me to take interest in environmental issues and participatory research.

I have a Master’s degree in International Development Studies, and am passionate about cultural learning and education, environment, gender equality, and women’s health. My Master’s thesis focused on women’s roles and work in rural fishing communities in Uganda, and I have previously spent time working on food security and health-related projects in Uganda and other parts of East Africa. In my spare time I volunteer to produce a feminist podcast, and with an education initiative in East Africa.