SUMMARY: I have a passion for teaching and communicating about diverse topics related to sustainability, permaculture, and justice. I am also experienced in curriculum development, and as a scholar of languages am able to effectively communicate in English, Spanish and Italian.
PERMACULTURE KELOWNA: I am the founder and primary organizer of Kelowna BC's Permaculture hub
PERMACULTURE EDEN: Recipient of internationally accredited Permaculture Design Certificate and Natural Builder's Certificate (3-month full-time immersion)
MANY RIVERS PERMACULTURE: As an intern in 2014 I created a community asset map, delivered public presentations on social permaculture, and contributed to the MRP blog
OTHER: Completed many shorter workshops & seminars with Toby Hemenway, Looby Macnamarra, Delvin Solkinson, Jill Whitelaw; also participated in the European Permaculture Convergence in 2016 and the European Permaculture Teacher's Convergence in 2014
THE START FRESH PROJECT: I have worked as a project co-ordinator for this non profit since early 2017. I work in curriculum development and implementation, research, course co-ordination and grant writing. This project runs the Culinary Arts and Farm Education Program aimed at empowering people overcoming mental health issues and substance abuse through connecting them to local food and meaningful employment.
WWOOFING: My partner and I spent 7 months working on small-scale, land-based, community projects in France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland during 2016
RESEARCH AND DEGROWTH: I worked as a facilitator, administrative and organizational aide in the launching of the first ever Degrowth and Environmental Justice Summer School in 2014
SEEDSTOCK COMMUNITY CURRENCY: As an intern in 2013 I created video content, contributed to the Seedblog, and helped organize a currency exchange event 'The Seedstock Busk-a-thon'
DECOLONIZE YOURSELF CREATIVE IMMERSION, Heather Jo Flores, Online, 2017
RECONCILIATION THROUGH INDIGENOUS EDUCATION, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education, Online, 2016
MSC IN HUMAN ECOLOGY: CULTURE, POWER AND SUSTAINABILITY, Lund University, Sweden, 2015
SUMMER SCHOOL ON DEGROWTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, ICTA (UAB - Autonomous University of Barcelona) and Research & Degrowth, Spain, 2014
BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH HONOURS IN ROMANCE STUDIES, MINOR IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2010