Board Member - Andrea Oakunsheyld
Andrea (she/her) is a white settler and a curvy, neurodivergent, queer, bigender woman currently organizing on the traditional, ancestral, and stolen lands of the Nłeʔkepmx Tmíxʷ (Nlaka’pamux) and Syilx tmixʷ (Okanagan) First Nations. Andrea is a professional planner, facilitator, and consultant; her work focuses primarily on community planning with Indigenous and equity-seeking communities, strategic planning, and equity consultation and training services. Andrea has two Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Urban Studies from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Community and Regional Planning with a concentration in Indigenous Community Planning from UBC.
Andrea’s planning and leadership praxes are centered on intersectional equity and justice work based on Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw’s concept of intersectionality. She wrote her master’s thesis on what she is calling “intersectional planning” and is currently working to transform it into a book. Andrea is passionate about planning from the margins and working in solidarity with frontline communities, and recently launched Oakunsheyld Consulting.
More personally, Andrea is a chronic theory nerd and an Oxford comma enthusiast with a “burn it to the ground” kind of heart.