Ally was born and raised here in Vancouver, and is currently completing her masters in International Education Development at Columbia University in New York City. Ally has worked in a number of teaching and tutoring roles where she taught Grade 4s, Syrian refugees, and neurodiverse learners. Above all, Ally is passionate about applying an equity lens to education issues. In her studies and in her teaching, she’s an advocate for using a human rights-based approach, and centering Indigenous worldviews and pedagogies.
When Ally’s not working and studying, you’ll find her visiting the oldest tree in Stanley Park, or biking around the city in search of the best loaf of bread in Vancouver (the jury is still out, but she’s getting close to choosing a winner!).
When Ally was a high school student, she benefited tremendously from having a tight-knit school community that not only supported her aspirations, and also gave her a space to be herself, vent, and connect with adults that were rooting for her. Ally has joined the Homework Club board to ensure that all kids in Vancouver have access to that same kind of space. As a young educator, she also feels she has so much to learn from the other board members, teachers, tutors, and students.