Yvonne is a PhD Candidate in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research with SEPN examines sustainability education practices and policies in Aboriginal post-secondary places of learning and explores how these processes may influence community-based conservation as well as environmental decision-making at national and international levels. Yvonne has a Bachelor of Education with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan, double majoring in Biology and Native Studies. She also has a Master of Education Degree from the UofS and did a thesis on Métis Traditional Environmental Knowledge and Science Education. Yvonne is Métis, and has worked on environmental issues for Métis organizations at regional, provincial, and national levels. In past work at the U of S, she worked as the Associate Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre managing local and national research projects involving Aboriginal communities.