Kim is a proud Métis mother of one. She was born and raised in Toronto, Kim spent time living and working in northern and remote communities in Ontario. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Her academic research looks at Indigenous livelihoods in the context of development and climate change. Kim’s goal is to undertake research that supports Indigenous communities engaged in development to meaningfully participate in the planning process, and in the negotiation of agreements that will lead to the outcomes they want. Kim has a Master’s degree in Environment and Management from Royal Roads University, and a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Toronto with a double-major in Anthropology and Indigenous Studies. Before starting her doctorate, she spent nearly 10 years working with Indigenous communities and organizations to inform and develop public policy approaches and initiatives to address a variety of issues, including homelessness and the overrepresentation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and youth in Ontario’s child welfare system. Kim also has a background in Indigenous community development and a strong personal interest in Indigenous approaches to sustainable development.