Originally from Ottawa, Monica is grateful to be making a home on the land of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nation at UBC. Having returned to B.C. with her family a few years ago, she is savouring being surrounded by the majesty and grace of the mountains, ocean and forests. Monica has a Master’s Degree in Community Education and over 30 years of experience working across Canada and overseas. Her passion for taking action on the climate crisis has led her to be involved with Carbon Conversations Toronto as a Climate Action Facilitator and Team Lead for their Community of Practice and with University Communities for Sustainable Development, a group advocating for increased sustainability, more affordable housing and a neighbourhood climate action plan at UBC. Monica has worked on many eco-justice projects and comes to WE-CAN with experience on issues of Indigenous justice and Reconciliation, water as sacred and a human right, and actions in support of land and water defenders around the world.