I currently live in Iqaluit with my husband, Stephane, and our four wonderful sons. My husband has another son of whom we are also very proud, he lives in Igloolik, which is actually where I was born and raised. It was here where I began my education, though I was sent to Iqaluit at the age of 16 to complete high school. Upon entering high school I became cognitive of and interested in the multiplicity of Inuit dialects surrounding me.
Throughout my life I have been quite fortunate to have been surrounded by strong Inuktitut language teachers who have given me an appreciation and understanding of our rich and unique language. I have spent my career promoting the quality teaching and use of the Inuit language. Studying Inuit language and culture is my passion. One day I hope to see that all our teachers in Nunavut will have the right guides and resources to teach at the same quality level as any other language taught in schools across the globe.