· Environmental activist
· Recent graduate in Environmental and Conservation Sciences at the University of Alberta
· Chaired the Alberta-wide high-school leadership roundtable opposing the Alberta Conservative’s reckless cuts to education in 1984
· Active member of the People’s Action Network, the Alberta Public Interest Research Group, the University of Alberta Student Council and the Coalition Against War and Racism
· Took part in the People’s Action Network protest against the Free Trade Area of the Americas agreement in Quebec City in 2001.