EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s
Educational Studies – General
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Annie is a guest on the on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples – Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations – where she researches and designs environmental and sustainability-oriented educational initiatives. Working within institutions, non-profit organizations, and schools in the lower mainland of BC and internationally, Annie promotes community learning with respect to the increasingly interconnected and complex world we collectively inhabit. Annie values equitable, creative, and empowering asset-based community development and has worked with myriad age and demographic groups. Annie holds a MA in Educational Studies from the University of British Columbia; her award-winning Master’s thesis details six months of an ethnographically-oriented case study she conducted with preschoolers at world-renown Green School in Bali, Indonesia. Her research provided a critical lens into the intersection of social-sustainability and early childhood education, and the need for greater relationality and attunement to addressing systemic power structures in these fields. When not leading community engagement initiatives in Vancouver, Annie can be found promoting outdoor early childhood education, writing postcards to friends and family near and far, or seeking sunshine in the red rock deserts in the ancestral homelands of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute Tribes (also known as Utah, her home state).