Carmen Wong (they/them)
Carmen is mixed European and Secwépemc from High Bar First Nation on their mother’s side and fourth generation Chinese and Japanese on their father’s side. They grew up in the agricultural flats of Burnaby on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples. With a certificate in Heavy Mechanical Trades from VCC and a degree in Global Resource Systems from UBC, Carmen is a farmer by training and currently cooperatively cultivates and stewards a half-acre of land with BIPOC friends, minutes from the house they were raised in. They love building greenhouses, making dumplings, and catsitting for their friends. Carmen lives in Chinatown with their partner Arden on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ territory and can be spotted riding their motorcycle along the coastline or playing softball in East Vancouver in the summertime.