Nav is the Education Events Coordinator at Vantage Point, an Editor at Room Magazine and a board member of the Vancouver Art/Book Fair. She completed an Associate of Arts in Creative Writing at Douglas College and an undergrad in English and Communications at Simon Fraser University. Last year, Nav worked as part of the Programming Committee at Room Magazine’s Growing Room festival to ensure goals of diversity and inclusion were succeeded. She also consults when needed on Equity and Inclusion committees and communications.
Prairie received her clinical training from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, MA, and spent 8 years providing psychotherapy to diverse clients in various community mental health settings before transitioning into organizational and community development roles. Most recently, Prairie worked as Equity and Inclusion Project Manager in Seattle, WA, managing organizational change initiatives for a 600+ employee non-profit agency. Prairie has developed and facilitated numerous anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion trainings, and helped guide agencies in diversity and inclusion best practices. Prairie specializes in minority mental health and is registered with the BC College of Social Workers.