Bio

I seek to inspire empathy and catalyze action. My academic, activist, volunteer, travel, and work experience inform my quest for creative and empowering strategies to nurture a warm heart and a sharp mind in young people. I believes human well-being, animal welfare, and environmental integrity are inextricably interconnected. I am a non-Indigenous Ally in local work for ecojustice and on Indigenous women’s issues. I’m a singer-songwriter, poet, blogger, fire and light spinner (poi), capoeirista, and dazzled Auntie. My academic background is in Zoology (BSc), Genetics (MSc), Bioethics (MSc), and Animal Welfare (Fellowship). I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Ottawa. My research is on environmental education through Wildlife Clubs in Guyana with the Makushi.

Keep Shining,

Julie.

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