I grew up on the unceded lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and have had the immense privilege of benefitting from the lands that Indigenous people have stewarded here since time immemorial. I feel deep gratitude and a desire to create space for Indigenous resurgence and increased sovereignty over their unceded lands and resources.
After completing a BA in Geography with a focus on social-ecological coastal systems at the University of Victoria, I began my graduate degree at Simon Fraser University in the Resource and Environmental Management (Planning) program. I am thrilled to be a part of a community-engaged research team at Simon Fraser University, as well as a new cohort member of CERi. My Master's thesis at SFU is one part of a project taking place on Xwe’etay/ Lasqueti Island in the Salish Sea, where we are looking at how to better honour and protect First Nations Heritage through community-engaged research and planning.
I am passionate about collaborative management and systems planning for the long-term sustainability of ecosystems, cultures, and community wellbeing. I have experience with collaborative community-led projects with marginalized groups of people, stream and watershed stewardship, forest restoration, coastal system analysis, and climate change adaptation and mitigation techniques. I approach my research through a lens that acknowledges the complexity and interconnectedness of all aspects of a landscape.