Hi, my name is Tija. I am Metis, living in Thunder Bay, Ontario on Robinson-Superior Treaty territory – the lands of the Anishinaabe. My educational background is in environmental management and forestry, and I have a strong interest in policy. I currently hold an HBSc in Forestry and a technical diploma in Ecosystem Management. Before coming to CRE, I worked in different capacities at non-profits with youth to deliver environmental education and technology-based programming. I also worked with the federal government structuring environmental management policies and conducting related research. I am excited to work to help youth make meaningful changes in their communities and in policy!