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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 her youth attending rallies and protests with family members at a young age. Hearing the countless personal stories of revolution, grief and trauma over the dinner table as a child, she learned how to advocate 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 in the field of access to justice within Canada’s prejudiced colonial judicial system have shaped her critical view of the status quo, particularly in the helping professions, and have impacted her work as a Registered Social Worker.
She is looking forward to working alongside communities to uncover the root causes of power imbalances in society and to challenge the perspective that social issues can be blamed on personal and moral failures as she aims to centre decolonizing and anti-oppressive approaches in her advocacy for equitable social and public policy.