Juanita is finishing her Masters of Public Health, specializing in Health Promotion, at the University of Alberta. In addition, Juanita also holds a BSc. and Certificate in Sustainability from the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on understanding factors that impact mental wellness as people adjust to new environments. During her academic career Juanita has worked in various research and policy positions both at municipal and provincial levels within diverse fields of health care. In her spare time she bakes and enjoys having conversations with others over food.