Becky Mearns grew up between Newmachar, Scotland and Panniqtuuq, Nunavut. She currently lives in Ottawa where she is an instructor at Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS). Becky teaches both Inuit History and Inuktitut, two subjects that she is greatly interested in and very passionate about. As well as being a teacher she is also a student. Becky is working towards an MA in Geography at Carleton University. Her research focuses on the sharing of Inuit knowledge between elders and youth and the use of land-based camps to facilitate learning.
Becky also enjoys sewing and creating jewellery using seal skin and other materials. She has also been a throat singer and drum dancer for the past 13 years. She is an advocate for Inuit culture and has travelled around the world sharing and educating others about Inuit culture.