Christine Wenman joined the Ecology North Board in the fall of 2014 after working with the organization for four years as the water stewardship program manager and later as the manager of policy and planning. These days, she runs an independent business working with communities across NWT on community and regional planning and environmental regulation. Her work with communities and land issues is informed both by her undergraduate work in environmental sciences focusing on aquatic toxicology and her graduate work in community and regional planning. Before coming up north, she coordinated a water and sanitation program with community development organization Atzin in Guerrero, Mexico and worked in British Columbia on a variety of community planning issues. Since arriving in Yellowknife she has also worked in land use planning with the federal government and as a liaison between the territorial government and academic partners. When not at work, Christine can be found exploring the outdoors on foot, skis, bike or by canoe or warming up indoors with her squeaky fiddle.