Eileen is West Coast Environmental Law’s executive assistant. She grew up in Northern Ontario, and her hometown is situated in Treaty No. 9, the traditional land of the Anishinabek, Cree, and Métis Peoples and is the gateway to the largest game preserve in the world. She spent her summers canoeing the local lakes and rivers and picking blueberries.
After moving to the unceded land of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh, Eileen has served on the Vancouver Poetry House’s board of directors for five terms and was a community consultant for the future of the Arbutus Greenway, where she championed natural growth and arts areas. She recently completed a degree in visual arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and in her spare time enjoys printmaking, sewing clothes and embroidering using upcycled materials, and participating in her reading group.