Keira is doing her PhD at the University of Ottawa co-supervised by Michael Robidoux and Courtney Mason. She recently moved to Ottawa from downtown Toronto where she taught high school at Kapapamahchakwew (Wandering Spirit) School. Over the years, Keira has taught in a variety of contexts including the Kingdom of Bhutan, Kasabonika Lake First Nation and in various Land-Based Experiential Education programs in Canada. She completed her Bachelors Degrees (Environmental Biology (BScH), Physical and Health Education (BPHE), Education (BEd)) and Master’s Degree (Master’s of Environmental Studies(MES)) at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her Master’s degree used a lens of political ecology to complicate the global narrative of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Nepal’s Terai. She is interested in local and global food systems and the relationships food has with people (including histories, knowledges, languages and spiritualities), the land, and structures of power.