Canadian in America, passionate about strengthening community.
is informed by my lived experience, where I have always had one foot in the public or private sector, and the other in local or international development. Whether advocating for public health, or facilitating dialogue between public and private stakeholders, or mobilizing a movement to reduce food waste, local community needs and voices are always at the heart of high-impact advocacy and communications outcomes.
Throughout my career, I have supported the International Red Cross and Red Crescent across continents, government agencies in the U.S., and private corporations in Canada. I am honored to be a Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Fellow Alumna. My lifelong learning is bolstered by my formal education: Master of International Development Policy from Duke University and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.
Based in Seattle, WA, my family and I love exploring the rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest, its extraordinary food options, and visiting family in Canada.
I have been honored to partner with values-driven organizations. They are led by extraordinary people committed to strengthening their communities. I am proud of what we have accomplished together.
Both countries share the same celebrities and brands. Yet as a Canadian in America, I am fascinated by the nuances of each national system, sometimes small, sometimes gargantuan. Sometimes, I document my observations. May my musings be received as questions driven by curiosity, and a desire to strengthen community on both sides of the border.