Amy is an environmental scientist and advocate focused on the intersection between ecological and mental health. Her research in the Ghost River Valley highlighted patterns of ecological grief – the emotional experience after the loss of cherished natural spaces. Along with fellow NU alum Jodi Lammiman, Amy co-created Refugia Retreats, an organization committed to creating safe spaces that foster life – both the emotional and ecological. Amy currently works as the Sustainability Coordinator at Bow Valley College and is a Program Coordinator with Alberta Ecotrust. She is an amateur urban homesteader, budding writer, and lover of all things X-files.