indigenous engagement assistant
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Richelle first became involved in the Nature Trust as the summer stewardship assistant in 2012, and has been involved ever since. The Nature Trust’s many passionate and dedicated staff and volunteers that Richelle has had the pleasure of working with has fueled her passion for environmental conservation and inspired her to pursue a common law degree at the University of Ottawa.
She has just finished her first year of law and will be specializing in environmental law and Indigenous law with hopes to become a stronger advocate for the environment. She completed her undergrad at UNB’s Renaissance College where she had the privilege of participating in the Haida Gwaii Semester in Nature Resource Science graduating with a double major in Environmental Studies and Leadership. She worked part time as Stewardship Coordinator throughout her degree and joined full-time after graduating, working into the Stewardship Manager position. She is back for the summer as the Indigenous Engagement Assistant working with the 3 Indigenous Nations in New Brunswick to better engage the Nations in the Nature Trust's stewardship and conservation work.
Richelle was born and raised in Fredericton and grew up close to nature. She hopes to return to the Maritimes after school with a new skillset to support those working to push the environmental movement forward. In her spare time, she loves hiking, camping, canoeing, scuba diving, skiing, gardening and sharing good food with friends.
Favourite Nature Preserve: She loves the Caughey-Taylor Nature Preserve because of its diverse ecosystems, stunning trail system, rich Peskotomuhkati history, and effort through the coastal campaign to conserve it.