Currently, Mari works in policy, research and development within the field of child protection at the Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society. Additionally, Mari is a partner and consultant at Social Root Consulting.
Mari’s passion for children’s rights, global issues and contributing to sustainable and intergenerational transformative social change is grounded in her educational background in political science (BA) and social work (BSW, MSW). In addition to working in government agencies, Mari has a diverse range of experiences in grassroots and national non-profit agencies as well as the United Nations. Her international work has taken her to countries such as Ghana where she worked at a local development agency on an income generating project for rural women and in Japan, she has worked for a UN agency assisting in the development of a entrepreneurship and leadership training for youth in Iraq.