I grew up in Chile between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean. I moved to Canada many years ago to continue my education at the University of Manitoba. My studies and work focused on transformative learning as a catalyst of action and I had the privilege to work with many Indigenous communities throughout Manitoba. I moved with my family to the Kootenays to enjoy the majestic landscapes and to fulfil my dream of growing amazing gardens. I am passionate about learning from community-engagement experiences, supporting initiatives that target healthy communities, and creating long-lasting partnerships.