She holds a Masters and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her doctoral work inspired her to work with Aboriginal youth, communities, and research-intensive universities across British Columbia in order to identify proactive ways to transform Indigenous students’ transition to higher education. Much of her research is conducted in partnership with community organizations where she seeks to build reciprocal relations between the university and Aboriginal communities.
Her postdoctoral work investigated Indigenous doctoral programming, supports and initiatives at 100 Tier one universities around the world. Research and Teaching Interests include: Aboriginal high school to university transitions; Aboriginal undergraduate to graduate transitions; Indigenous knowledge systems and methodologies; Aboriginal youth studies; Indigenous doctoral programming; and integrating Indigenous content into teacher education.