Emalee came to Thompson Rivers University from Squamish, BC, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Quest University Canada. After working in small-scale agriculture, ecotourism, and environmental education, Emalee completed a master’s degree under the supervisions of Courtney Mason to explore themes relating to food sovereignty, health and wellness, and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas. Her academic areas of interest include ethnobotany, political ecology, Indigenous methodologies, and natural resource studies. Emalee was awarded the Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC) for 2021-2022 and completed her Masters in Environmental Science in 2023.

Growing Resilient Northern Indigenous Communities: Sustainable Land-Based Food Systems and Indigenous-Led Conservation in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories.