Gillian Kerr has worked within Canada’s environment community for almost 30 years as environmental policy analyst, ecological economist and champion of understanding the value of nature. She worked for Alberta Environment for over a decade and has spent time working as an academic, consultant and within several areas of the non-profit sector. She completed both a masters and PhD focused on Alberta environmental economic issues. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with McGill on ecosystem services in working landscapes and a postdoc ta Dalhousie University of perceptions of environmental change in Atlantic Canada. She lives between Nova Scotia and Alberta and is happiest when she is wandering around outside.