Aaniin, Hello! My name is Rachel Gilham (she/her) and I’m a Ukrainian settler-Metis living in Nogojiwanong.
I grew up camping, canoeing, and exploring the Niagara Escarpment’s trails and conservation areas. I love learning about nature and science and spending time on the land.
After graduating from Trent University with a degree in biology and environmental science, I worked at Camp Kawartha as an environmental educator and at the Pathway Project as the summer program assistant. During my spare time, I’m either biking, hiking, or coaching the Trent Fencing Team.
I love working with students and helping them discover the natural world. My experience as an environmental educator has shown me how important multiple knowledge systems are because they allow youth to feel included, practice empathy, and develop the tools needed to be environmental leaders. I’ve seen first-hand that when students develop a strong relationship with the land and learn through different worldviews, they become more empathetic citizens. I’m looking forward to helping students achieve this by joining TRACKS as the School Programs Coordinator!