Louise, in a sentence? She'll talk your ear off about political action, cares a lot about the impact international agriculture has on rural communities, and loves to tell stories through her photography.
Louise is completing her second degree in agriculture and yet, still manages to kill her houseplants.
In 2018 Louise moved from the primary agriculture industry to politics. Shortly after she became the youngest Ministerial Assistant in Alberta's (Canada) history, advising the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Honourable Oneil Carlier at 22. She has since worked in various roles in federal and municipal politics. She is currently enrolled in a Master's at Cornell University, studying international agriculture, rural development, and gender.
Louise, the daughter of an agricultural journalist, spent her childhood carrying a camera bag and taking interview notes. Often told she has the gift of the gab, Louise took part in public speaking competitions from an early age and across Canada. Louise's career began in primary agriculture, working for international organizations like Cargill, DuPont, and the University of Alberta.
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Louise is presenting her latest research, "More Than Soil, Seeds, and Water: True Cost Accounting and an Intersectional Sustainability Index for Gender Equity and Racial Justice," at the Cultivating Equality Conference.