Kristen is currently a Spanish, French and Social Studies teacher at Burnaby South Secondary School and is just beginning maternity leave with her second child. She lives in East Vancouver, grew up in Ladner, B.C., went to school in Victoria, and have spent lots of time on Saturna Island as well as travelling in Latin America. She has also taught in the Surrey school district, as well as led an middle ages outdoor program at the democratic school Windsor House in North Vancouver for one year. She is one of the teacher sponsors of our school's sustainability club as well as Outdoor Adventure Club, and recently connected with Maureen at a Burnaby District Conference on microplastics my students planned. She is very passionate about helping students to become more connected to their environment through going outside; learning about plants, gardening, and food; incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing and connection to the land in the classroom; and understanding how they can affect change through their consumer choices and daily habits.