As an avid nature lover, Elnaz has been honoured to live most of her life in beautiful British Columbia. She currently resides in Vancouver on the unceded, traditional and ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Peoples. Her background is in natural resource management, agro-environmental sciences and environmental health. She enjoys all work related to the environment and to empowering individuals and collectives to take action to conserve and protect our natural world. She is also passionate about developing the next generation of environmental stewards and changemakers that are prepared to make positive changes in their communities and beyond.Her favourite hobbies include embroidering, weaving, painting, reading and the playing of various musical instruments. She also loves learning about sustainable agricultural practices, botany and horticulture.