Zoe Verlaan (she/her), Youth Leadership Coordinator, joined CAAN in June 2020. She is Nlaka'pamux from the Spuzzum First Nation but grew up in Secwepemc territory of the Splatsin First Nation (Enderby). She is also currently completing a Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Victoria on the territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations. Previously, she worked at the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement at the University of Victoria in the roles of Administrative Coordinator, Research Assistant, and Evaluation Assistant. Recently, she has moved to the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, Vancouver).