“I have been wanting to go up North since I was a student. I have always wanted to travel, to get to know other cultures. I had previously done humanitarian aid work in Cameroon. It’s always been a part of me, a way that I give my work meaning. I started working up North in 2011, in La Romaine, among the Innu, in an extended role.
In my career, I have worked in community health, mental health, with addiction and taught at the college level. I am interested in and passionate about many subjects. What I like doing the most up North is pediatrics. I am the woman who says she will never have children, but I like working with babies and I appreciate the contact with parents. I felt at home up North, so I came back. I like having a lot of autonomy, fully using my clinical judgement and feeling a sense of adventure. I want to be useful, not simply execute tasks.
At first, to learn, I settled in Kuujjuarapik. I like walking in the villages. Each village is very different and I like the variety. “