Occupation: Okanagan College professor
Family: Mother of Hugo, 7 years old.
Place of birth: British Columbia
Education background: BA, Hons, Okanagan University College; MA, University of Manitoba; PhD, University of Alberta.
Past political experience: Community organizing.
Community organization membership affiliations: Okanagan College, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators, North Okanagan Labour Council, volunteer at the Kelowna Friendship Centre.
Why you would be an effective MP: My family worked hard to make ends meet. Both my family and country supported me to become a college professor and a proud mother. NDP values of living within a balanced budget, and caring for community are my values. The NDP will bring economic stability, jobs, and environmental protection to Canada.