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A BIT ABOUT MYSELF

I am a passionate marine conservationist, researcher, and community leader. My goal is to protect people and nature from climate change using approaches grounded in collaboration, science, and proactivity. Pronouns: she/her

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest as a settler on the beautiful and unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish),  Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. I feel very connected to the life that thrives in and around the Salish Sea.

My connection to place inspired me to pursue a doctorate in Zoology at the University of British Columbia with Dr. Christopher Harley, where I collaborate with community, Indigenous, and government partners to understand how life in the Salish Sea is adapting to climate change and other anthropogenic pressures.

In addition to graduate school, I work with regional non-profit organizations on marine spatial planning, restoration, and marine conservation initiatives based in Howe Sound/Átl’ka7tsem (one of three Squamish Nation place names for the Sound). I love to apply the knowledge and lessons I learn through work experience to my academic research, and vice versa.

Overall, I am a strong advocate for pairing research with action and love getting involved in opportunities that advance humanity’s capacity to protect nature and our connections to it.