Manjeet Birk has been a visitor on the traditional unceded territory of the Coast Salish people most of her life. She has worked, studied and played across the world, but a piece of her always remains on British Columbia’s west coast. Manjeet completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in Philosophy and Women’s Studies, and went on to complete a Master of Arts degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She is currently in the final stages of a PhD in Education at the University of British Columbia. With post-secondary experience ranging over several decades, Manjeet is a natural student advocate. Her passion lies in creating more accessible and just institutions, especially for racialized and Indigenous folks. With a lifetime of experience organizing and challenging systems, Manjeet is always looking for new ways to re-conceptualize a more beautiful world.