Jen Powley is a 36-year-old prairie girl living in Canada’s oceans playground. She left Alberta after a degree in social sciences at the King’s University College, where she edited the school newspaper. Powley moved across the country to pursue an after-degree in journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax. Following that, in 2001, she moved back to Halifax after a summer in Alberta. She then held jobs at the Independent Living Resource Centre (now Independent Living Nova Scotia) and the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunity. Realizing she could not engineer the type of societal change she wanted, Powley received her Master’s of Urban Planning at Dalhousie University, and then worked for five years at the Ecology Action Centre.
You can follow her on Twitter @jlpowley.