Braeden graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences and a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Science from the University of Calgary. With Braeden’s former science classroom teaching experience, he strives to bring relevant hands-on learning opportunities to students and teachers alike. He inspires students with his contagious enthusiasm and passion for science. Braeden loves “light-bulb moments” from students and encourages everyone to make authentic connections with the real world. When not planning an engaging education program, Braeden can be found in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or hiking with friends in the mountains.
Originally from Newfoundland. Helen has always had a love of science and desire to work with complex learners. She is a proud mom of two boys and has worked hard to instill the love of learning into her children and all of her students. Helen has been involved with Inside Education for many years and has participated in a variety of Inside Education programs with her students and colleagues – Gener8, Navig8, Water in a World for 7 Billion, and A+ for Energy. She is a strong supporter of A+ for Energy and Inside Education Programming and is honoured to be a part of the Inside Education board. Currently, she is a Principal at Louise Dean School in Calgary, a high school for pregnant and parenting teens.
Kat hails from Calgary and spends most weekends hiking, camping, riding horses, or cross country skiing! Inspired by the enjoyment of the outdoors and her passion for the environment, she attended Lakehead University and received an Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation where she studied accessible recreation, expedition management, and rural tourism. Kat loves teaching about wetlands and watersheds especially so be ready to nerd out about aquatic invertebrates if you give her the chance.
Laura has 23 years of experience in engineering and team leadership in the oil and gas, durables and non-durable manufacturing. Laura has been a senior executive in the energy sector for more than 10 years, most recently as Vice President Oil Sands and Heavy Oil at Pembina Pipeline Corporation. For 6 years, she held a Board member position on a not-for-profit organization, Women Building Futures, which prepares women for economically prosperous careers in industries where women have historically been under-represented. Laura believes in the power of higher education and supporting learning and development to help enhance people’s careers, their lives and open up possibilities for new lines of thinking.
Jonathan was born and raised in Edmonton and has been with Inside Education for the past 3 and a half years. While he isn’t busy creating posters and teacher guides, he spends most of his time outdoors hiking and skiing, baking every single thing imaginable from sour dough to cakes and Macarons, creating large scale landscape paintings, and taking wedding photos on the side.