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Nina lives and works as an uninvited settler on the unceded and stolen lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
She comes to her work bringing her formative experiences from youth attending rallies and protests with family from a young age and hearing countless personal stories of revolution, grief and trauma over the dinner table as a child. She learned how to advocate in private and in public from her own family and community which has made her feel very at home at Pivot.
Her personal experiences with Canada’s child protection system and her professional experiences working for access to justice within Canada’s prejudiced and colonial judicial system have shaped her critical view of the status quo, particularly in the helping professions, and have impacted her praxis as a Registered Social Worker.
She is looking forward to working alongside communities to uncover power imbalances and to shift the perspective that social issues can be blamed on personal and moral failures, and she aims to centre decolonizing and anti-oppressive approaches in her advocacy for equitable social and public policy.