My biggest motivation is my 5 kids in the Lethbridge school division, plus my youngest who will start Kindergarten next year. They are in middle school and elementary school, with 2 in French immersion and three in English programs. My family will be in this school division for a long time. My first prompt to run was by an elementary teacher at our local school who recognized that I could bring a unique skill set to this position. My day job is astronomy research and I really enjoy bringing science into K-12 classrooms and seeing the joy that can be sparked as kids explore their curiosities and find out that we do some pretty amazing research right in Lethbridge. I want to ensure that every child knows that they can reach for the stars and dream big.