Jennifer Williams, a trained teacher, world adventurer and relationship builder, is committed to facilitating a sense of wonder about, and cultivating respect for, our world and its inhabitants. She has been providing cross-cultural experiential education opportunities for youth both on land and at sea for more than 15 years.
Prior to joining Students on Ice in 2016, Jennifer sailed the globe as Shipboard Director of a floating high-school and university program based on a traditionally rigged Norwegian tall ship. On these voyages, Jennifer served as both a high school teacher and academic director. In this role Jennifer further developed her passion to empower youth and help them find their passions.
She deeply honours different ways of being in the world and brings a focus to the importance of relationships and community-building in all that she does. Jennifer’s trans-disciplinary approach to environmental issues is reflected in her Master’s research, an exploration of best practices for First Nation and non-First Nation collaboration on environmental initiatives in British Columbia.
Since moving to Ottawa in 2016 to join the Students on Ice team she has fallen in love with the waterways and green spaces of Ottawa. You can often find her sailing on the Ottawa River, paddling in Mooney’s Bay, or skiing or hiking in Gatineau Park.
Get in touch with Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org