Eileen joined the EYA board in 2014. A plant ecologist, pollinator enthusiast, and seed saver, she is passionate about conserving biodiversity and inspiring her community to connect with the natural world. Eileen has a dual background in natural resource conservation and international development and has extensive not-for-profit experience. She has worked with and for organizations in three Canadian provinces and four West African countries, and is a founding director of the British Columbia Vernacular Jazz Dance Society. Eileen currently works for the Pacific Salmon Foundation.