Taina Kanerva graduated from Queen’s University with a B.Sc. (Honours) and a double major in both biology and geography. She also has her B.Ed. from OISE/UT and a Masters of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto. Her main interest lies in creating lessons that develop ecological consciousness in her students. Currently, Taina works for the Toronto District School Board. There she is a teacher and curriculum leader for the geography department. Taina teaches geography, environmental studies and philosophy at the secondary level. Taina lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons.