Maureen Jack-LaCroix, Ph.D. (candidate)
Maureen is an environmental educator, curriculum designer, researcher, workshop facilitator and speaker with over 15 years’ experience designing and delivering programs for teachers and students in secondary schools and workshops in community and workplace. As the founder and Creative Director of Be the Change Earth Alliance, she has activated tens of thousands of individuals to make positive environmental behaviour change by connecting global issues to lifestyle choices and personal actions.
Maureen’s love of Earth and all things wild and beautiful fuels her passion for social change. As a researcher and doctoral candidate in the Philosophy of Curriculum Design and Implementation in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, Maureen brings the intersectionality of indigenous, environmental and social justice education into focus within the participatory action research work she facilitates through BTCEA with passionate teachers, students and administrators keen to participate in the decolonization movement of the 21st century by transforming the education system. Her Masters’ studies at Naropa University in Eco-Psychology and Indigenous Wisdom, senior facilitators’ training in Dr. J. Macy’s Deep Ecology work, and recent certificate program in Social Innovation also informs her informative and inspiring offerings.