Sky’s career has been situated squarely within the diversity and inclusion space, with over twenty years of experience in education, international development, project management and international relations.
Her commitment to improving the quality of life and opportunity for vulnerable populations has taken her through 57 countries and has given her a truly global mindset. With over a decade of on the ground lived experience in some of the world’s most challenging environments (Russia, Afghanistan and the Palestinian Territories), Sky has managed multi-million dollar projects in complex public sector unionized environments such as the University of Alberta, Indiana University, USAID and McGill University. Over the course of her career, she has coached thousands of internationally trained professionals to achieve success in the North American workplace and has cultivated expertise in intercultural communications, training and facilitation, and leadership of diverse teams. Sky has exercised her passion for mentorship and the economic empowerment of women and girls through the founding of an Edmonton-based social enterprise, and through volunteer positions on the City of Edmonton Citizen Services Advisory Board, the Alberta Immigrant Entrepreneur Mentorship Program, the Queen’s Young Leaders Mentorship Program and the Junior League of Edmonton. Sky holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and an MA in TESOL from the University of Liverpool in the UK, and a BAH in English Literature from Queen’s University at Kingston. She is a designated Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional. Sky is the parent of multiracial daughters. They are her greatest joy and motivate her continued commitment to anti-racism and social justice so that she can make meaningful change in this world for them, and for all.
Sky sits on the Governance and Human Resources committee.