I ran for Member of Parliament in Canada in 2019 and served as Shadow Cabinet Critic for Science and Innovation for the Green Party of Canada from 2018 to 2020. As Critic, I brought forward policy on artificial intelligence and emerging technologies. I ran for Leader of the party in 2020 and served as Interim Leader from 2021 to 2022. My commitment to climate justice was sparked in 2005 when my family home in North Vancouver was destroyed by a mudslide, killing my mother and permanently injuring my father.
I am happiest with my hands in the soil or walking amongst the trees. Studying astrophysics gave me scientific knowledge and reverence for the Earth and our universe; I want to combine these and work toward a just and equitable world and contribute to the positive transformation of our society so that we may celebrate the great diversity of human cultures and the magnificence of this planet.
Besides my scientific, political, and advocacy work, I am a musician and artist. I write, paint, and sing, though I am waiting for my voice to settle on testosterone to get back into choir and opera.
- Scientific Research
- Policy Research
- Policy Writing
- Board Governance
- Public Speaking