I was raised just north of Edmonton in the city of St. Albert. In 2003 I made the move to Edmonton which is when my love for this city really began. In my years as an Edmontonian I have lived in various communities ultimately leading to my current home in the community of Ritchie, where I live with my partner, son, and puppy.
Shortly after I made the move to Edmonton, I attended the University of Alberta where I obtained my B.A. in Economics with a minor in Political Science. While at the University I served on the executive board of Students International Health Association (SIHA), and sat on the board of directors for the Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG).
My time at university was when I started to become passionate about both the environment and municipal politics. I saw the changes that were possible with forward thinking local governments and the immediate impacts these changes can have on our lives and the planet.
Since graduating I have worked in the environmental sector, where I have viewed first hand that proper planning and execution can achieve ambitious goals. I want to bring this foresight and positive attitude to public service and put an end to the divisiveness that plagues our current political landscape. Through collaboration with council and ensuring the voices of ward Papastew are heard and represented, we can ensure that tomorrow's problems are solved today.