I was born and raised in Baker Lake, Nunavut, the geographical center and the most inland community of Canada. I am the eldest of five children and the only daughter. I received the majority of my education at home until leaving to Rankin Inlet for grade eleven. I left early and returned to Baker Lake to finish my GED. This led me to attend the Kivalliq Teacher Education Program and I once again left to further my education. This time I traveled to Iqaluit where I graduated with my Bachelor of Education two years later. I am currently teaching at the elementary school in Baker Lake where I have become increasingly more involved within the educational system. I am on several committees and have served as a school representative for the Nunavut Teaching Association (NTA) as well as the Math Representative for our school.
The main reason I became a teacher was because of my love of being around children. This includes my two nieces and two nephews. I enjoy crocheting, knitting and cross-stitching. I have just recently (and finally!) learned how to use a sewing machine. I also enjoy being outdoors during the spring and summer months.