I was born on Musqueam territory and have spent most of my life as a grateful visitor on the beautiful Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories. I love the diversity of the lands around us, the rich colours of the forests and the mountains, the sea, the animal life and green growth everywhere! I completed a B. Ed. specializing in teaching Drama and French and hold a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology. I have a strong background working with many forms of trauma and greatly value the learning I have gained from my time living, studying and working in places as diverse as Mali, France, Switzerland, Hawaii, Quebec and Guatemala. My travels have taken me through West Africa, Thailand, Europe and the United States. After personally living in several home stay families in other countries, I also had the privilege for many years of hosting over 25 international students in our home. My passion for counselling stems from a deep curiosity and desire to collaborate with others in building health, wellness, and ultimately peace within our communities. It is an honour to work through academic, career, personal, or cultural challenges with international students here at Camosun.