Born and raised in Calgary,
I am the oldest of four kids, who are part of a fourth-generation, Albertan, very large, and very close-knit familiy spread across the prairies.
We are teachers, nurses, doctors, realtors, non-profit founders, and minimum wage workers all across this province. They keep me honest and humble, making sure my head and heart are grounded in the experience of everyday Albertans.
I grew up with so many opportunities to learn from the incredible diversity of our communities, which inspired my interests in language, culture, and how we can learn from others. I've been fortunate enough to learn English, French, German, Spanish, and Hindi while travelling, working, and volunteering around the world.
I'm engaged to a new Canadian, whose journey taught us much about what it means to embrace Canada as home, and we have built a life full of adventure with our two dogs, Richie and Gretchen.
Throughout university, working as a labor advocate, and starting multiple businesses as an entrepreneur, I've learned that we are nothing without the people around us. Diversity is our strength, and when we practice that, good things happen. Great things are accomplished.
I believe in fighting for what's right, not what's easy.
This is why I've chosen to put my energy, enthusiasm, and experience towards representing the residents of Calgary-Confederation, and working to make their voice heard in Ottawa.
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Focus on Colonialism
2013 BA HONS
University of King's College, Halifax NS
Thesis on Cultural Trauma and Reconciliation Post WWII
Drawing, Digital Lab for Designers
Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, AB
German Language Studies
Der Volkshochschule, Berlin, Germany