Theresa (TJ) Lightfoot, my family is from Elsipogtog First Nation and Nova Scotia.
I have an undergraduate degree in Native Studies and Psychology from St. Thomas University in Fredericton and have spent a majority of my university career involved in some form of Native Student Council and Womens rights initiatives.
This foundation has informed my interest in environmental issues that affect food sovereignty and security for indigenous people particularly in Wabanaki territory. I chose the Masters of Arts in Environmental Policy because I felt like it was the best program to help build a skill set that would allow me to give back to my community. I see it as an opportunity to understand the policies that impact indigenous communities.