Born and raised in Alberta, she developed her activist roots in Lethbridge – a small city in the southern part of the province. She moved there from Calgary, “the heart of the new west,” to attend the University of Lethbridge. Throughout her time at the U of L, she found a love for independent media through campus-community radio and the campus newspaper. She developed a deep appreciation for public organizations through her time in student politics and the activist community.
Her passions are driven by community, by people, and by their passion and beliefs that there is a better way forward. While finding her place in communities surrounded by opposing views, her deeply-seated ideological purpose fostered her dedication to find and build new communities. The values that have been instilled in her – dedication, passion, respect and strength – have been her driving force to continue working for change.